University of Technology Sydney

010048 Professional Learning

6cp; 9 x 2hrs, workshop, online
Requisite(s): 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10404 Bachelor of Science Master of Teaching Secondary Education OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10405 Bachelor of Communication (Writing and Publishing) Master of Teaching Secondary Education OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10406 Bachelor of Engineering Studies Master of Teaching Secondary Education OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10449 Bachelor of Business Master of Teaching Secondary Education OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10450 Bachelor of Economics Master of Teaching Secondary Education

Description

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. Teacher-education students undertake the first placement (8 days) in a school where they have an opportunity to observe, to prepare for the subsequent placements where they will be required to teach in a real-world school classroom under supervision. The workshops and online materials introduce various forms of professional teacher learning with emphasis on context, collaboration, evidence-based decision making and education research. Teacher-education students practise participating in forms of teacher learning and consider the utility of these for their ongoing development, as well as their implication for pupil learning. The benefits of parent/carer engagement in education are explored, along with strategies for teachers to work effectively, sensitively and confidently with parents/carers. The Graduate Teacher Standards (GTS) and e-portfolios are introduced as a basis for organising, monitoring and documenting professional learning.

Typical availability

Autumn D session, City campus

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