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

Students will attend one preparation class on campus prior to the start of the placement.

The remainder of the unit entails two blocks of five 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 (Primary).

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 apply a Christian perspective as they reflect on the role and responsibility of teachers. They will demonstrate Christian values and principles and a professional manner with students, colleagues and the school community.

The Professional Experiences together with the College-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”.

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 Teaching (Secondary).

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

Teaching Strategies

Unit offerings

Face to face: (Demand based)
Face to face: Semester 1, 2021; Semester 2, 2021; Semester 1, 2022; Semester 2, 2022; Semester 1, 2023; Semester 2, 2023; Semester 1, 2024; Semester 2, 2024; Semester 1, 2025; Semester 2, 2025; Semester 1, 2026, and Semester 2, 2026 (Every Year, Semester 1 and 2)

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.