University of Technology Sydney

012236 Professional Experience 6: Programming and Assessing in Education

6cp; 3hpw x 9wks, on campus; availability: not offered to exchange and study abroad students
Requisite(s): ((012235 Professional Experience 5: Teaching Students with Special Educational Needs OR 023155 Professional Experience 5: Teaching Students with Special Educational Needs) AND (012231 Professional Experience 1: Beginning Teaching OR 023151 Professional Experience 1: Beginning Teaching Issues in the Primary School OR 028230 Professional Experience 1: Preparation for Teaching) AND (012232 Professional Experience 2: Developing Classroom Management OR 023152 Professional Experience 2: Developing Classroom Management OR 028231 Professional Experience 2: Introduction to Classroom Management) AND 012233 Professional Experience 3: Integrating Learning Technologies AND 012234 Professional Experience 4: Integrating Diverse Contexts in Education)



This subject provides students with a critical understanding of the elements of programming and assessing as fundamental to planning and evaluation responsibilities of the primary school teacher. The subject also explores reporting as a critical means by which the teacher facilitates student learning through effective feedback provision to students, parents/caregivers and school personnel.

It focuses on the development of educational programs by classroom-based practitioners. It contextualises programming in the primary school through considering external factors that impact teachers' decision-making including local, national and international policies, initiatives and trends in curriculum development. A key aim of the subject is to equip future teachers with practical skills of designing and creating effective classroom programs that are inclusive of students with varying learning needs. Highlighted in this subject are strategies for assessment of student learning within the classroom program, evaluation of that program and approaches to reporting both school activities and individual student achievement to parents and other stakeholders. An integral part of this subject is a school placement which provides an opportunity to develop understandings of programming, assessment and reporting in an authentic classroom context, considered in relation to case studies presented throughout the subject.

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