* 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).
'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 are expected to engage actively in this unit and thus in your own development as a teacher.
One focus of this unit is preparing you for Professional Experience 1. During Professional Experience 1 you will undertake purposeful, active observation of teachers and students in an appropriate educational setting. You are expected to display a positive and respectful attitude when interacting with students and staff, present yourself in a professional manner, actively participate in the educational setting, demonstrate effective communication skills, and complete specific teaching tasks with individuals or small groups of children. The Professional Experience Program atUTAS is founded upon collaborative partnerships with schools and other professional educational settings. Such placements play a pivotal part in teacher preparation with school educators and supervisors having a significant role in sharing professional knowledge and practices with less experienced pre-service teachers at different stages of their professional learning journey.
A study plan (20%)
Annotated Bibliography (30%)
Face to Face students:
Lecture (1 hr) weeks 1 & 10 only. All other Lectures delivered online
Tutorials: 1 x 2 hr tutorial and 1 x 1 hour computer lab taught as a 3 hour block (13 weeks)
Fully online with weekly readings and activities.
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web dependent - L,W Some parts of this unit will be taught online
Fully online - H,I,N,O This unit is taught entirely online
Resource supported teaching & learning - H,L,W,I,N,O Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
About Flexible Study Options
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.