Courses & Units

Foundations of Teaching EDU102

Cradle Coast, Launceston

Introduction

This unit 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. 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 of 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 or education support specialist.

Summary

Unit name Foundations of Teaching
Unit code EDU102
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Robyn McCarthy
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

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
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2020. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Plan for and be active in your own learning within the context of of an Education degree
  • Reflect on your knowledge of teaching and yourself as a developing teacher/education support worker
  • Articulate your informed understanding of the foundations of your teachers' work
  • Communicate in writing for an academic audience.
  • Consolidate understanding of integration of cross-curriculum components through the development of an integrated learning plan and design challenge.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
070100 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,108.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching

AssessmentReflection (25%)|Reflection (20%)|Reflection (15%)|Reflection (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required Readings are set by the Unit Coordinator as readings that are essential for this Unit. Students need to buy these texts as they will be a useful resource throughout your study and your future teaching practice. Marsh, C., Clarke, M., & Pittaway, S. (2014). Marsh’s becoming a teacher (6th ed.). Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson. Perrin, R. (2015). Pocket guide to APA style (5th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning*. *Please note there is no requirement to purchase the Perrin text if you already have the previously required Faigley text.

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