THE PROFESSIONAL EDUCATOR

EDU5PED

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In The Professional Educator students develop their knowledge of the professional practice of teachers and future directions of schooling. Students expand their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of teachers in contemporary Australian schools and communities. Knowledge and skills explored include: professional ethics, standards and responsibilities of teachers, legal and organisational requirements, continuing professional development, community engagement and future directions in education. Students produce a professional digital teaching portfolio and a case study investigation of a professional issue.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlison Lugg

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTBARecommendedTBATBA

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Understand the role of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers in teachers# professional development

Activities:
National standards and professional development for teachers Developing a professional digital teaching portfolio

02. Access the relevant sources of professional learning for teachers

Activities:
National standards and professional development for teachers Developing a professional digital teaching portfolio

03. Communicate a rationale for continued professional learning and the implications for improved student learning

Activities:
The roles and careers of teachers Developing a professional digital teaching portfolio

04. Apply the key principles described in codes of ethics and conduct for the teaching profession

Activities:
Ethical conduct for teachers - Victorian Code of Conduct for Teachers Developing a professional digital teaching portfolio

05. Summarise the relevant legislative, administrative and organisational policies and processes required for teachers according to school stage

Activities:
Teaching, education policy and the law. Developing a professional digital teaching portfolio

06. Evaluate strategies for working effectively, sensitively and confidentially with parents/ carers

Activities:
Professional engagement with the school community

07. Examine the role of external professionals and community representatives in broadening teachers' professional knowledge and practice

Activities:
Professional engagement with the school community Developing a professional digital teaching portfolio

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2015, Week 35-47, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlison Lugg

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 2.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays during the day and delivered via blended.
"Plus directed online learning activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Collaborative case (2000 words)Undergraduate students assessment is 1500 words or equivalent30 01, 04, 05, 06
Digital professional teaching portfolio (4000 words)Undergraduate students assessment is 3000 words or equivalent70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07

Melbourne, 2015, Week 35-47, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlison Lugg

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 2.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays and delivered via blended.
"Plus directed online learning activities"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Collaborative case (2000 words)Undergraduate students assessment is 1500 words or equivalent30 01, 04, 05, 06
Digital professional teaching portfolio (4000 words)Undergraduate students assessment is 3000 words or equivalent70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 07