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ED1401 - Foundations of Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education (pre 2015)

Available to only students enrolled in Bachelor of Education [36110, 109210, 109310, 109410]; Bachelor of Education-Bachelor of Arts [39910E, 110010]; Bachelor of Education-Bachelor of Languages [39910L]; Bachelor of Education-Bachelor of Science [39910T, 109910]; Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science-Bachelor of Education [71610E, 102210, 111910]. Limited offering available only to RATEP students. EXTERNAL OFFERING available only to ECE ONLINE students.

The subject is an orientation to teaching as a profession. Students' investigations of schooling and teachers' work are framed by various approaches to educational inquiry. Current issues in education, including equity, social sustainability and Indigenous education outcomes are explored through a range of contexts including rural and remote regions, as well as learning activities and readings. The subject also introduces students to academic reading, writing, group work, and to other components of the Bachelor of Education program. A professional experience component introduces students to an educational setting.

Learning Outcomes

  • recognise the social and professional value of working in partnership with colleagues;
  • demonstrate understanding of knowledge as a social and historical construct and how it may enable and constrain the world view of individuals;
  • demonstrate a satisfactory level of academic reading, writing and group work skills;
  • demonstrate an understanding of a range of social theories and research on issues of education, such as social inclusivity, sustainability, Indigenous and rural education;
  • demonstrate awareness of Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at an introduced level.

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Non-standard start/end 24-Feb-2014 to 25-Jul-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Lai Kuan Lim.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours/week
  • 12 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2; 1 hour/week
  • 25 hours professional experience
Assessment: quizzes or tests (15%); presentations (25%); open-book test (30%); assignments (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of professional experience component. Professional Experience 5 day face-to-face block dates are 21 to 25 July 2014.

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Non-standard start/end 24-Feb-2014 to 25-Jul-2014
Face to face teaching 21-Jul-2014 to 25-Jul-2014 (Online tutorial attendance at RATEP site as per schedule to be advised. Professional Experience 5 day face-to-face block dates are 21 to 25 July 2014.)
Coord/Lect: Dr Lai Kuan Lim.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours - collaborate tutorials
  • 25 hours professional experience
Assessment: quizzes or tests (15%); presentations (25%); open-book test (30%); assignments (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of professional experience component. Professional Experience 5 day face-to-face block dates are 21 to 25 July 2014.

External, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Non-standard start/end 24-Feb-2014 to 25-Jul-2014
Coord/Lect: Dr Lai Kuan Lim.
Workload expectations:
  • 25 hours professional experience
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: quizzes or tests (15%); presentations (25%); open-book test (30%); assignments (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of professional experience component. Professional Experience 5 day face-to-face block dates are 21 to 25 July 2014.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Non-standard start/end 24-Feb-2014 to 25-Jul-2014
Coordinator: Dr Lai Kuan Lim
Lecturer: Miss Juanita Sellwood.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours/week
  • 13 hours tutorials - Commence Week 1; 1 hour/week
  • 25 hours professional experience
Assessment: quizzes or tests (15%); presentations (25%); open-book test (30%); assignments (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of professional experience component. Professional Experience 5 day face-to-face block dates are 21 to 25 July 2014.

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 17-Jul-2014
Coordinator: Miss Juanita Sellwood, Dr Lai Kuan Lim
Lecturer: Dr Robyn Anderson.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 25 hours professional experience
Assessment: quizzes or tests (15%); presentations (25%); open-book test (30%); assignments (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of professional experience component.

Thursday Isl, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Non-standard start/end 24-Feb-2014 to 25-Jul-2014
Face to face teaching 21-Jul-2014 to 25-Jul-2014 (Online tutorial attendance at the Thursday Island centre as per schedule to be advised.Professional Experience 5 day face-to-face block dates are 21 to 25 July 2014.)
Coord/Lect: Dr Lai Kuan Lim.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours - collaborate tutorials
  • 25 hours professional experience
Assessment: quizzes or tests (15%); presentations (25%); open-book test (30%); assignments (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of professional experience component. Professional Experience 5 day face-to-face block dates are 21 to 25 July 2014.

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.