Courses & Units

Foundations of Teaching ESH102

Launceston, Cradle Coast

Introduction

Foundations of Teaching introduces you to the study of teaching as a profession and provides opportunities for you to critically examine the nature of teachers' work. Through reflecting on your past educational experiences and dispositions (that is, your attitudes and beliefs) about teaching and teachers, you will establish a sound base to develop your knowledge and understanding of contemporary teaching practice over the next four years. Content explored in this unit includes the pragmatics of teachers' work such as planning, establishing a positive and supportive learning environment, communicating as a teacher, and student learning, motivation and engagement. You will have the opportunity to further explore each of these topics and to develop your professional knowledge through observation in educational contexts. You will be introduced to the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Level) and reflect on these in relation to your engagement in this unit and thus, your own development as a teacher.

Summary

Unit name Foundations of Teaching
Unit code ESH102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Education
Discipline School of Education
Coordinator

Robyn McCarthy

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,903.00 070100

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On-Campus students: Lecture (1 hr) week 1 only. All other lectures delivered online. 

Tutorials: 1 x 2 hr tutorial (13 weeks)

Online Students: Lecture, weekly readings and activities.

Assessment

Task 1: Reflective statement (15%). Task 2: engagement in Education settings (45%). Task 3: Exam (40%).

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Textbooks

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