EDUCATION LAW AND ETHICS

LAW5EDU

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students locate their knowledge of the professional practice of teaching within the context of the legal and ethical environment in which they, as teachers, will operate. Students will develop an understanding of the sources of law and of legal and non-legal obligations, including ethics, with which they must comply as teaching professionals. Students will develop an advanced understanding of the legal and ethical obligation to maintain their skills and knowledge and to maintain professional networks. Students will engage in a series of case studies through which they will critically analyse the application of legal and non-legal principles and practices to the physical and psychological safety of students and others in the school environment, the safe, responsible and ethical use of IT in learning and teaching, responsible and confidential interactions with the school community and the processes, limitations and consequences of risk analysis.

SchoolLa Trobe Law School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorN/A

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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

DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Examine and develop advanced understanding of the legislative, common law and ethical context in which effective, sensitive and confidential engagement of parents and carers in the educative process occurs.
02. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of legislative requirements to maintain student safety and develop and evaluate strategies that support students' physical and psychological well-being and safety
03. Critically analyse legislative and ethical frameworks in which ICT in learning and teaching occurs and advanced understanding of strategies available to support the safe, responsible and ethical use of ICT in learning and teaching.
04. Demonstrate critical understanding of the professional learning needs of teachers to improve practice, including an understanding of the role of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers and the appropriate sources of professional learning.
05. Develop knowledge and understanding of the legislative, administrative and organisational policies and processes affecting teaching and teachers
06. Critically understand the necessity for teachers to broaden their professional knowledge and practice through interaction with external professionals and community representatives.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

On-Line, 2020, Semester 1, Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFrancine Rochford

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 11 - 22
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Response to a case study raising ethical and legal issues (word equivalent 2500 words) To be submitted and marked online. No hard copy submission required.N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5
Draft analysis of policy and practice (part A) word equivalent 1000 words To be submitted and marked online. No hard copy submission required.N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Final analysis of policy and practice (part B) word equivalent 2000 words To be submitted and marked online. No hard copy submission required.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

On-Line, 2020, Summer 2 , Online

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFrancine Rochford

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 2 - 7
One 4.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 2 to week 7 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Response to a case study raising ethical and legal issues (word equivalent 2500 words) To be submitted and marked online. No hard copy submission required.N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO2, SILO4, SILO5
Draft analysis of policy and practice (part A) word equivalent 1000 words To be submitted and marked online. No hard copy submission required.N/AN/AN/ANo15 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6
Final analysis of policy and practice (part B) word equivalent 2000 words To be submitted and marked online. No hard copy submission required.N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6