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013409 Professional Learning

6cp; blended mode (face-to-face workshops and lectures, small group meetings, online learning activities)
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.

Teacher Education



This first subject in the professional experience sequence locates teaching as a profession. A key element of the profession is a commitment to continual improvement and knowledge production. The subject introduces foundational professional skills and competencies including communication, digital fluency, critical reflection, information management, professional ethics and research skills. The national professional teacher standards (AITSL) are introduced as a basis for organising and documenting professional learning. E-portfolios, and their relevance for professional learning, are introduced. The subject contrasts relevant professional learning models with varying emphasis on context, collaboration, evidence-based decision making and education research. Throughout the subject, students participate in action learning teams to investigate various elements of the AITSL standards as well as share and reflect on their experiences of professional learning.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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Fee information

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Access conditions

Note: The requisite information presented in this subject description covers only academic requisites. Full details of all enforced rules, covering both academic and admission requisites, are available at access conditions and My Student Admin.