Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRebecca Miles

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules


Co-requisites Enrolled in course EMTPW Master of Teaching (P-12)

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects EDU4LPP

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEducational psychology: constructing learningRecommendedMcInerney, D. & McInerney, V. (2010)5TH ED, FRENCHS FOREST, NSW: PEARSON/PRENTICE-HALL
ReadingsKeeping a Professional JournalRecommendedHolly, M.L. (1997)2ND ED, DEAKIN UNIVERSITY
ReadingsLearning to teach: new times, new practicesRecommendedLatham, G. et al (2006)SOUTH MELBOURNE: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
ReadingsPortfolios, performance and authenticityRecommendedHay, T. & Moss, J. (Eds.) (2005)FRENCHS FOREST, NSW: PEARSON
ReadingsTeaching: making a differenceRecommendedChurchill, R. et al (2012)2ND ED, MILTON, QLD: JOHN WILEY & SONS

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2014, Week 07-26, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRebecca Miles

Class requirements

Lecture/Seminar Week: 07 - 07
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"


Assessment elementComments%
Completion of online assessment tasks30
E-portfolio of professional standards and philosophy, intended learning plan (3500-words equiv)70