Teaching in Australian Schools

EDU30016 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students

Duration

  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • On-campus: 24 hours Face to face Swinburne online - Nil

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

Results:
7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

Census:
31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2 Teaching Period 3

Dates:
5 Jul 21 - 3 Oct 21

Results:
26 Oct 21

Last self enrolment:
18 Jul 21

Census:
30 Jul 21

Last withdraw without fail:
20 Aug 21

Dates:
1 Nov 21 - 6 Feb 22

Results:
1 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Nov 21

Census:
26 Nov 21

Last withdraw without fail:
24 Dec 21


Prerequisites

237.5 cp from BA-EDUPRI/EDUPRI1 Bachelor of Education (Primary)
AND
EDU30015 Curriculum and Pedagogy for Primary: Practicum 3P.

Aims and objectives

This unit provides pre-service teachers with an overview of the cultures and practices of primary schools in Australia – both government and independent schools. Pre-service teachers will become familiar with state and national curriculum documents and the contexts of learning in Australian schools. They will compare policies and practices within different states and other national systems. The teaching profession will also be examined, looking at the workforce and issues confronting the profession.


Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Examine and critically evaluate policy and practice in government and independent schools.
2. Consider and compare state and national curriculum documentation.
3. Investigate and reflect upon the roles and responsibilities of teachers at various stages of the profession including an understanding of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
4. Engage in collaborative professional learning and practice.
5. Critically consider issues confronting the teaching profession, including professional ethical and legislative responsibilities, working with parents and carers and engaging with professional and community networks.


Courses with unit

BA-EDUPRI1 Bachelor of Education (Primary)
BA-EDUPRI Bachelor of Education (Primary)
DP-EDU Diploma of Education Studies
AB-EDU Associate Degree of Education