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ED1401 - Foundations of Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available only to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education), Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Education (Secondary)-Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education (Secondary)-Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science-Bachelor of Education (Secondary). 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 with children from birth to 18 years 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 - for students enrolled in the BEd (Secondary) and the BEd (Primary) the professional experience component will be undertaken in a school setting, for students enrolled in the BEd (Early Childhood Education) five (5) full days of professional experience will be undertaken in a setting with children aged 3 to 5 years.

Learning Outcomes

  • recognise the social and professional value of working in partnership with colleagues;
  • 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 understanding of knowledge as a social and historical construct, specifically in relation to the construct of power and education, and the identities and roles of key education stakeholders (such as child, student, teacher) and how it may enable and constrain the world view of individuals;
  • demonstrate awareness of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and for BEd(ECE) students the Early Years Learning Framework at an introduced level.

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Miss Juanita Sellwood.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours/week
  • 13 hours tutorials
  • 25 hours professional experience
Assessment: presentations (25%); icas quizzes (15%); critique(written) (30%); reflective journal (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of professional experience component.

JCU Singapore, Study Period 51, Internal
Census Date 09-Apr-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturer: Miss Grace Lum.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - Lectures 2hrs per week
  • 13 hours tutorials - Tutorials 1 hr per week
  • 25 hours professional experience
Assessment: presentations (25%); icas quizzes (15%); critique (written) (30%); reflective journal (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of professional experience component.

JCU Singapore, Study Period 53, Internal
Census Date 26-Nov-2015
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Lecturers: <Person not found>, Miss Grace Lum.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - Lectures 2hrs per week
  • 13 hours tutorials - Tutorials 1 hr per week
  • 25 hours professional experience
Assessment: presentations (25%); icas quizzes (15%); critique (written) (30%); reflective journal (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of professional experience component.

Thursday Isl, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
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 - collaborate tutorials
  • 25 hours professional experience
Assessment: presentations (25%); icas quizzes (15%); critique (written) (30%); reflective journal (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of professional experience component.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures - 2 hours/week
  • 13 hours tutorials - Commence Week 2
  • 25 hours professional experience
Assessment: presentations (25%); icas quizzes (15%); critique (written) (30%); reflective journal (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of professional experience component.

Townsville, Study Period 1, Limited
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
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 - collaborate tutorials
  • 25 hours professional experience
Assessment: presentations (25%); icas quizzes (15%); critique [written] (30%); reflective journal (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of professional experience component.

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coord/Lect: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 25 hours professional experience
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: presentations (25%); icas quizzes (15%); critique (written) (30%); reflective journal (30%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Satisfactory completion of professional experience component.

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