ETHICAL PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

EDU4EPP

2019

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

Subject outline


In this subject students will develop their knowledge of the ethical professional practice of teachers within current national and state policy and legal frameworks in relation to future directions in education. Students expand their understanding of the professional roles and responsibilities of teachers in contemporary Australian schools and communities. They investigate ethical, moral and legal dilemmas in relation to compliance with policy, legal obligations and ethical codes of teachers practice. Students critique and synthesise the connections between education policy, professional ethics, standards and responsibilities of teachers, including community engagement, legal and organisational requirements and professional development imperatives. Students will develop understandings of professional networks and how knowledge and practices are informed by broader communities; including parents and carers, legal and organisational communities, and professional development structures.







SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKaren O'Reilly-Briggs

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU3SNL or EDU3ILE. Students must be enrolled in one of the following courses in order to undertake this subject: Bachelor of Technology Education (EBTE, EBTEB), Bachelor of Education Secondary (EBEDS, EBEDSB, EBEDSM), or Bachelor of Education Primary (EBEDP, EBEDPB, EBEDPM) or Bachelor of Teaching (Primary) (EBTP) or Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (EBTS) or Bachelor of Education (EVEDB, RBEDM) Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) (EBTS)

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects EDU4TT, EDU4TTP, EDU4PWT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Students will have the option of attending a face to face weekend workshop at the Melbourne campus in March.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
Readings-Recommended--

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop knowledge and understanding of ethical, moral and legal frameworks informing teachers professional practice

Activities:
Online modules including multi-media interactive learning activities, case study research and presentations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

02. In teams critically examine case studies of ethical teaching issues and make recommendations for improved teaching practice and student learning.

Activities:
Online modules including multi-media interactive learning activities, case study research and presentations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Critically examine legislative, administrative and organisational policies and processes relevant for teachers in various educational contexts

Activities:
Online modules including multi-media interactive learning activities, group research and presentations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

04. Evaluate compliance and ethical dimensions of teaching practice when engaging with colleagues, parents, carers and communities for improved student learning.

Activities:
Online modules including multi-media interactive learning activities, group research and presentations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

05. Synthesise and interrogate the networks involved in professional policies and legislation requirements in understanding teachers# professional practice.

Activities:
Online modules including multi-media interactive learning activities, individual research and presentations.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Study and Learning Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKaren O'Reilly-Briggs

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Four 2.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
AT1:Contemporary case study of an ethical, legal and moral educational issue (2000 Word Equivalence)35 01, 02, 03, 04
AT2: Discussion paper (Reflection on Group work) 500 words15 01, 04
AT3: Written analysis of policy and practice (2000 Word Equivalence)50 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKaren O'Reilly-Briggs

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Scheduled Online Class Week: 10 - 22
Four 2.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
AT1:Contemporary case study of an ethical, legal and moral educational issue (2000 Word Equivalence)35 01, 02, 03, 04
AT2: Discussion paper (Reflection on Group work) 500 words15 01, 04
AT3: Written analysis of policy and practice (2000 Word Equivalence)50 03, 04, 05