Launceston, Cradle Coast
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.
|Unit name||Foundations of Teaching|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law & Education
Faculty of Education
|Available as student elective?||No|
|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|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|1||2018: $805.00||2018: $1,969.00||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.
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.
AT1 Reflective Statements - 15%
AT2 Engagement in Educational Settings: Student Learning, motivation and engagement – 20%
AT3 Engagement in Educational Settings: Planning for and establishing effective learning environments – 20%
AT4 Engagement in Educational Settings: Teacher communication and relationships – 45%
(Note: all the above tasks are reflective writing tasks)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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