University of Technology Sydney

010051 Beginning Teaching: Surviving and Thriving

6cp; 2hpw To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring D 2021 has been adjusted. Activities planned for campus in the first 3 weeks of session are being moved online. Activities for the remainder of the session (post-PEx) will be scheduled on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.



The subject addresses some of the challenges that beginning teachers meet in their first years of teaching including: interactions with parents; membership of the wider school community; collegial and professional interactions; and management of professional roles and responsibilities. Students explore strategies that assist them to thrive, rather than merely survive, as beginning teachers. The hidden curriculum of the primary and secondary school is examined as a means of equipping students with a repertoire of skills that facilitate a smooth transition to becoming a professional primary school or secondary teacher.

Typical availability

Spring D session, City campus

The subject is usually offered in these sessions. To confirm availability check the UTS Timetable Planner.

Detailed subject description.

Access conditions

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