Courses & Units

Ethics, Education and Professional Practice EMT602



Minimum enrolment number of 12 applies to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on campus study, students may be transferred to the online offering and advised of this change before semester commences.


This Unit is a theoretical and practical exploration of ethics in relation to education and teacher identity. It encourages you to consider how particular philosophical ideas inform educational values, how they relate to your identity as a teacher, and how they might be articulated in your own teaching practice. You will think critically and creatively about these ideas and evaluate their impact on educational practices, including those explored in previous and subsequent Units. The Unit’s rationale is that your teaching practice is strongly informed by your ethical stance on education, children, and professionalism, and the practical implications that flow from this, taking into account key professional and legislative imperatives. The Unit focuses on three integrated areas: (1) the development of critical reasoning skills, which will underpin and be woven through your approach to (2) educational ethics and their relation to your professional identity as a teacher, as well as inform your understanding of (3) key contemporary issues in the philosophy of education, and the practical implications that flow from these. You will explore key ideas by engaging critically with lectures on philosophical theory, critical reflection, close reading of relevant material, ethical reasoning, tutorial and peer discussion, and your assessment tasks.


Unit name Ethics, Education and Professional Practice
Unit code EMT602
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Dr David Moltow

Teaching staff

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019

* 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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $820.00 2019: $2,037.00 070199

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Teaching Pattern

Face to face: 1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 2 hour tutorial for 13 weeks.

Online: Fully online with weekly lectures, readings and discussion activities.


AT1: Participation and engagement (10%); AT2: Essay (35%); AT3: Learning and teaching for a child/student with disability (55%)

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Flexible Study Options

This unit is available face to face on Hobart Campus only and fully online via distance enrolment.



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