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ED1401 - Foundations of Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education

Available to only students enrolled in Bachelor of Education [36110]; Bachelor of Education-Bachelor of Arts [39910E]; Bachelor of Education-Bachelor of Languages [39910L]; Bachelor of Education-Bachelor of Science [39910T]; Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science-Bachelor of Education [71610E][102210]. 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 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 - which constitutes the first in the professional experience strand of the program - introduces students to an educational setting.

Learning Outcomes

  • an understanding of knowledge as a social and historical construct and how it may enable and constrain the world view of individuals;
  • an understanding of the legal and professional responsibilities and duties of teachers;
  • recognise the social and professional value of working in partnership with colleagues;
  • an understanding of the appropriate academic reading, writing and group work skills;
  • an understanding of a range of social theories and research on issues of education, such as social inclusivity, sustainability and Indigenous issue.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
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 (45%); presentations (25%); assignments (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of professional experience component.

Thursday Isl, Study Period 2, Limited
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Face to face teaching (Online tutorial attendance at the Thursday Island centre as per schedule to be advised)
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours - online tutorials
  • 25 hours professional experience
Assessment: quizzes or tests (45%); presentations (25%); assignments (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of professional experience component.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
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 (45%); presentations (25%); assignments (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of professional experience component.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Face to face teaching (Online tutorial attendance at RATEP site as per schedule to be advised)
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours - online tutorials
  • 25 hours professional experience
Assessment: quizzes or tests (45%); presentations (25%); assignments (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of professional experience component.

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: quizzes or tests (45%); presentations (25%); assignments (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of professional experience component.

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.