ED520.306 - Developmental Learning and Pedagogies
ED521.306 - Twenty-first Century Learning and Teaching

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

During the school-based learning experiences, pre-service teachers will demonstrate a responsive and responsible approach to professional practice and satisfactory completion of Professional Experience placements and debriefings. They will relate personally to the role and responsibility of a Christian teacher, demonstrating a Christian and professional manner with students, colleagues and the school community. The Professional Experience together with the Tabor-based delivery are designed developmentally to scaffold the pre-service teachers’ development in professional practice from those of a novice to those of an independent graduating teacher who is “ready to teach”.

Professional Experience 1 Typically, a student will undertake the first of these subjects (PR534.300) during their first year. This entails two blocks of ten days (Part A and Part B); one per semester. One block is in a primary school and the other is in a secondary school. Students will concentrate on observing teachers and students and reflecting on their experiences. Through this subject students will get an early ‘feel’ for their development as pre-service teachers. They might even consider changing to the Bachelor of Education (Secondary).

Pre-service teachers will observe and reflect on the effectiveness of a learning environment in terms of overall student learning; attention to individual learning needs; management of student behaviour and; teachers’ professional behaviour and ethical conduct. In addition they will observe and reflect on professional behaviour including empathy, positive regard for and rapport with students; productive relationships with colleagues and teachers’ on-going learning. Successful completion of all Professional Experiences is essential to gaining the award of Bachelor of Education(Primary).

Pre-service teachers will have a Working with Children check before they commence Professional Experience.

Teaching Strategies

Pre-service teachers learning in this course will involve a variety of approaches including: lectures; practicum; observation; responding to educational scenarios; critical reflections; discussion; tutorials; workshops; assessment tasks; assessment feedback; guest speakers; classroom observation; practical teaching assignments; reflective journals; contact with professional associations; oral presentations; and on-line activities.

Unit offerings

Face to face: (Demand based)
Face to face: (Demand based)

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.