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ED1401 - Education Perspectives and Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Mixed attendance available only to RATEP students. SP1/2 External available only to External ECE students. SP81 - 86 available only to Online BEd ECE and Primary students.

The subject is an orientation to teaching as a profession. It inducts preservice teachers into the habit of professional practice to draw on research, professional experience and policy as resources to inform their curricular, pedagogical and ethical decision-making processes. Current issues in education, including equity, student diversity, policy priorities, the structure of education system in Australia and competing expectations of teachers are explored through theory and research to induct preservice teachers into the intellectual, creative and political dimension of the profession. The subject fosters preservice teachers' understanding of the connections of schools to the community, and sense of agency about their professional responsibilities and identity. Upon completion of this subject, preservice teachers will be able to explore ways to understand the sociocultural backgrounds of students and interpret current policy priorities to enable them to be responsive teachers to individual students. This subject includes 5 days of professional experience.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an ability to undertake an inquiry approach to develop an understanding of practice from a range of social theories, key research and policies on issues in education to inform their ethical decision-making process and practice;
  • demonstrate awareness of Early Years Framework and Australian Professional Standards for Teachers;
  • Reflect on knowledge as a social and historical construct, in relation to theories of society, individuals, communities and institutions; and how these influence understanding of the educational outcomes for diverse children and communities;
  • critically reflect on dispositions for, and practice of effective teaching and caring that nurtures productive relationships with students, their families and the community;
  • Demonstrate understanding of their professional responsibility for continued professional learning;
  • Demonstrate awareness of key legislative, administrative and organisational policies.

Subject Assessment

  • task 1 - analysis of school context (40%)
  • task 2 - critical reflection of teaching (40%)
  • task 3 - reading presentation (20%).

Special Assessment Requirements

Satisfactory completion of professional experience component.


Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 35 hours lectures
  • 4 hours practicals - Online engagement
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Face to face teaching (Online collaborate tutorial attendance at RATEP Sites within the Study Period dates as scheduled.as scheduled - last workshop 27/11/2019)
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours tutorials - Collaborate
  • 26 hours - Online engagement
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours - Online engagement
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

External, Study Period 84
Census Date 16-Jul-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 32 hours - Online engagement
  • 7 hours online collaboration sessions - 1 hr per week scheduled collaborate session
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 35 hours lectures
  • 4 hours practicals - Online engagement
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 06-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.