ETHICAL PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

EDU4EPP

2021

Credit points: 15

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 p 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.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKaren O'Reilly-Briggs

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesOnline modules including multi-media interactive learning activities, case study research and presentations

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU3SNL or EDU3ILE or EDU3CAT. 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) or Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education (EBECB, EBECP).

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsEDU4PWT OR EDU4TTP OR EDU4TT

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents will have the option of attending a one day face to face weekend workshop at the Melbourne campus in week 11. To participate in this subject pre-service teachers must have completed at least one professional placement subject.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop knowledge and understanding of ethical, moral and legal frameworks informing teachers professional practice
02. In teams critically examine case studies of ethical teaching issues and make recommendations for improved teaching practice and student learning.
03. Critically examine legislative, administrative and organisational policies and processes relevant for teachers in various educational contexts
04. Evaluate compliance and ethical dimensions of teaching practice when engaging with colleagues, parents, carers and communities for improved student learning.
05. Synthesise and interrogate the networks involved in professional policies and legislation requirements in understanding teachers professional practice.

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Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKaren O'Reilly-Briggs

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Eight 2.00 h scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

AT1:Contemporary case study of an ethical, legal and moral educational issue (2000 Word Equivalence). AT1 is critical task and is divided into two parts: Part A and Part B. Part A is group assignment, worth 30 marks. Part B is an individual reflection of the group assignment, worth 20 marks.

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

AT2: Written analysis of policy and practice (2000 Word Equivalence).AT2 is critical task and is divided into two parts: Part A&Part B. Part A is a description of incident encountered during professional placement, worth 10 marks. Part B is in-depth analysis of incident, worth 40 marks.

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKaren O'Reilly-Briggs

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Eight 2.00 h scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

AT1:Contemporary case study of an ethical, legal and moral educational issue (2000 Word Equivalence). AT1 is critical task and is divided into two parts: Part A and Part B. Part A is group assignment, worth 30 marks. Part B is an individual reflection of the group assignment, worth 20 marks.

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

AT2: Written analysis of policy and practice (2000 Word Equivalence).AT2 is critical task and is divided into two parts: Part A&Part B. Part A is a description of incident encountered during professional placement, worth 10 marks. Part B is in-depth analysis of incident, worth 40 marks.

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Mildura, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKaren O'Reilly-Briggs

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Eight 2.00 h scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

AT1:Contemporary case study of an ethical, legal and moral educational issue (2000 Word Equivalence). AT1 is critical task and is divided into two parts: Part A and Part B. Part A is group assignment, worth 30 marks. Part B is an individual reflection of the group assignment, worth 20 marks.

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

AT2: Written analysis of policy and practice (2000 Word Equivalence).AT2 is critical task and is divided into two parts: Part A&Part B. Part A is a description of incident encountered during professional placement, worth 10 marks. Part B is in-depth analysis of incident, worth 40 marks.

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

Shepparton, 2021, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorKaren O'Reilly-Briggs

Class requirements

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Eight 2.00 h scheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

AT1:Contemporary case study of an ethical, legal and moral educational issue (2000 Word Equivalence). AT1 is critical task and is divided into two parts: Part A and Part B. Part A is group assignment, worth 30 marks. Part B is an individual reflection of the group assignment, worth 20 marks.

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

AT2: Written analysis of policy and practice (2000 Word Equivalence).AT2 is critical task and is divided into two parts: Part A&Part B. Part A is a description of incident encountered during professional placement, worth 10 marks. Part B is in-depth analysis of incident, worth 40 marks.

N/AOtherIndividualNo50 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5