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ED1401 - Education Perspectives and Practice

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Townsville Mixed attendance available only to RATEP students. SP1/2 External available only to External ECE students. JCU Online campus mode is available only to Online B Ed ECE and primary students enrolled in the carousel offering.

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

  • Written > Reflection/reflective task 1 - (40%) - Individual
  • Task 3 - Reading Presentation - (20%) - Group
  • Written > Critical Analysis - (40%) - Individual.

Special Assessment Requirements

Complete 5 day consecutive Placement, submission of the Professional Experience Attendance Record is required to pass the subject. Attendance at Professional Experience Workshops is an essential component of the Work Integrated Learning Program. If repeating the subject, the reattempt at all subject assessments including the Placement is a requirement.


Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 12 hours workshops
  • 12 hours online activity
  • 3 hours placement
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 06-Apr-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 10 hours online activity
  • 3 hours placement
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 30-Nov-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 20 hours workshops
  • 10 hours online activity
  • 3 hours placement
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 12 hours workshops
  • 12 hours online activity
  • 3 hours placement
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Mixed attendance
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Face to face teaching (Online collaborate tutorial attendance at RATEP Sites as timetabled)
Workload expectations:

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

  • 12 hours online activity
  • 12 hours online Workshops
  • 3 hours placement
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

JCU Online, Study Period 83, External
Census Date 18-May-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 7 hours online activity
  • 7 hours online Workshops
  • 3 hours placement
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

JCU Online, Study Period 84, External
Census Date 20-Jul-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 7 hours online activity
  • 7 hours online Workshops
  • 3 hours placement
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

Study Period 2, External
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Workload expectations:

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

  • 12 hours online activity
  • 12 hours online Workshops
  • 3 hours placement
  • 5 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Restrictions: Enrolment in this offering is restricted.

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.