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Vice-Chancellory Open Universities Australia (Curtin)

311790

EDP120 Introduction to Teaching Study Period 3, 2012

Unit study package number: Mode of study: Credit value: Pre-requisite units: Co-requisite units: Anti-requisite units: Additional Requirements: Result type: Approved incidental fees:

311790
Fully Online – Open Universities Australia (OUA) 25 None None None None Grade/Mark All fee information can be obtained through the Fees Centre. Visit fees.curtin.edu.au for details.

Unit Coordinator:

Name: Email:

Louise Carroll L.Carroll@curtin.edu.au Open Curtin OpenCurtin@curtin.edu.au

Administrative contact:

Name: Email:

Blackboard Technical Support: Name: (School of Education) Phone: Email: Name: Email: OUA General Enquiries: (School of Education) Name: Phone: Email: OASIS Faculty Website oasis.curtin.edu.au

Ezrina Fewings (Full Time) +61 8 9266 1281 e.fewings@curtin.edu.au Tristan Seymour (Part Time) tristan.seymour@curtin.edu.au Solina Sapsford +61 8 9266 7590 hum.educationOUA@curtin.edu.au

http://www.humanities.curtin.edu.au

311790 EDP120 Introduction to Teaching 27 August 2012 This unit is managed by the School of Education, Open Universities Australia (Curtin), Faculty: Vice-Chancellory

Page 1 of 19 CRICOS Provider Code WA 00301J, NSW 02637B

Vice-Chancellory Open Universities Australia (Curtin)

Acknowledgement of Country
We respectfully acknowledge the Indigenous Elders, custodians, their descendants and kin of this land past and present.

Syllabus
Introduction to the complexities of the teaching profession. What it means to be an effective teacher and ways in which the interaction between the teacher, learner and environment affects learning. Examination and application of teaching and management strategies. Teacher professionalism, ethics and duty of care.

Introduction
Welcome to EDP120 Introduction to Teaching. This unit covers the following content: • • • • • orientation to the profession of teaching. examination of what it means to be an effective teacher. planning for teaching: an introduction to lesson planning. exploration of how the interaction between the teacher, learner and environment affects learning. consideration of a range of teaching strategies.

Overarching outcomes
Students: • understand and appreciate the development of the learner and have the knowledge and skills to make decisions in relation to appropriate pedagogy. • are reflective, self-motivated and critical in their approach to learning. • use a repertoire of teaching and learning skills and strategies. • use appropriate resources and instructional technologies in teaching. • use interpersonal and communication skills to enhance teaching and the learning outcomes. • value and implement practices that promote personal professional growth. • understand values underpin and shape the curriculum, teaching and learning. • use initiative and think creatively to enhance teaching and learning.

311790 EDP120 Introduction to Teaching 27 August 2012 This unit is managed by the School of Education, Open Universities Australia (Curtin), Faculty: Vice-Chancellory

Page 2 of 19 CRICOS Provider Code WA 00301J, NSW 02637B

Vice-Chancellory Open Universities Australia (Curtin) Professional attributes In all interactions regarding teaching it is anticipated that you will: • value life-long learning in your professional growth as a teacher. • recognise the professional role of teachers in schools and their communities. • demonstrate appropriate professional judgement, ethics, values and practices in schools and other educational settings. • understand the implications of equity and social justice for teachers. • recognise the primacy of the family in a young person’s social and academic development. • use effective collegial skills and strategies in working with others.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students can: 1. analyse attributes of quality teaching in...
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