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ED4623 - Teachers as Ethical and Collaborative Change Agents

[Not offered in 2019]

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

The aim of this subject is to foster agency in PSTs' transition to the profession, through consolidation and integration of knowledge and practice gained throughout the course. This subject will focus on developing PST's professional ethics, agency and philosophy of teaching through focused analysis of authentic school-based scenarios, linked to Final Professional Experience placements and Early Career Phase experiences. PSTs will synthesise knowledge of complex ethics and judgement frameworks to identify sources of knowledge, and resources to guide responsive, informed, expert decision making in relation to student learning and well-being and student family interaction. The role of classroom teachers in facilitating individual, class and whole of school improvement and community goals is examined. This will include developing community responsive frameworks and procedures for parent and community consultation. The subject assures PSTs' capacities to work within collaborative teams, articulate and justify their practice to meets the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate) in and beyond a classroom setting and identify a trajectory of continuing professional learning towards Proficiency in the APST.

Learning Outcomes

  • critically reflect on professional knowledge and skills to develop a coherent professional identity and plan for continuing professional learning;
  • synthesise and apply a broad knowledge of research and legislative, regulatory and policy frameworks in professional conversations about ethical decisions in complex professional contexts;
  • articulate knowledge of change processes that facilitate improved student, school and community outcomes;
  • engage in collaborative, professional team environments to facilitate productive and harmonious innovation processes;
  • communicate effectively and respectfully in relation to complex and contentious issues with diverse stakeholders.

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.