LEARNING AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Credit points: 15
This subject is designed to introduce students to the profession of education and to the central place of learning in how educators think about teaching. There is a focus on understanding personal and social dimensions of learning in practice, both biographically and as situated in changing socio-cultural contexts. These understandings form a basis for the development of critical reflective practices, including the questioning of traditional, psychological theories of learning. Topics include: understanding ourselves and others as learners; alternative perspectives and metaphors for learning and teaching; professional practice and discourse; personal and social dimensions of learning; human development and theories of learning; critically reflective practice; education as vocation; planning and designing for teaching and learning.
FacultyFaculty of Education
Subject Co-ordinatorRebecca Miles
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Co-requisites Enrolled in course EMTPW Master of Teaching (P-12)
Equivalent subjects EDU4LPP
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Educational psychology: constructing learning||Recommended||McInerney, D. & McInerney, V. (2010)||5TH ED, FRENCHS FOREST, NSW: PEARSON/PRENTICE-HALL|
|Readings||Keeping a Professional Journal||Recommended||Holly, M.L. (1997)||2ND ED, DEAKIN UNIVERSITY|
|Readings||Learning to teach: new times, new practices||Recommended||Latham, G. et al (2006)||SOUTH MELBOURNE: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS|
|Readings||Portfolios, performance and authenticity||Recommended||Hay, T. & Moss, J. (Eds.) (2005)||FRENCHS FOREST, NSW: PEARSON|
|Readings||Teaching: making a difference||Recommended||Churchill, R. et al (2012)||2ND ED, MILTON, QLD: JOHN WILEY & SONS|
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Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Week 07-26, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRebecca Miles
Two 4.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 07 to week 07 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two preliminary half-day sessions at the on-campus intensive."
Scheduled Online Class
Six 4.0 hours scheduled online class per study period and delivered via blended.
"Six weeks of 4-6 hours per week of engagement with the online study materials, including synchronous, asynchronous and individual tasks as advised"
|Completion of online assessment tasks||30|
|E-portfolio of professional standards and philosophy, intended learning plan (3500-words equiv)||70|