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Ideas in Education (BED100)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1E-internal, S1E-external, S2E-internal, S2E-external
Description This unit helps develop the skills and understandings needed to study successfully in Education. You will learn how to communicate effectively in speech and in writing (including academic writing); engage in critical thinking and problem solving about education topics; explore strategies for independent and collaborative learning; and practise reading with purpose and with understanding. You will also begin to investigate and discuss some key ideas and current debates in Education, as preparation for more in-depth exploration in later units.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit you should be able to:
1. Understand the principles of learning, reflection, feedback and university study.
2. Read a range of texts critically and with understanding
3. Demonstrate an emerging awareness of the importance of interpersonal, intercultural and positive communication.
4. Demonstrate a developing capacity to understand basic research methods.
5. Demonstrate a developing academic capacity in numeracy for research and learning.
6. Demonstrate a capacity to communicate clearly in both written and oral formats to express ideas and understandings.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/workshops: 3 hours per week.
Unit Learning Experiences This unit has been designed to help you study successfully throughout your BEd degree. In the unit, skills are learned and applied using relevant and current ideas in the field of Education. The unit is scaffolded to build knowledge and understanding systematically from week to week, so it is important to maintain a regular pattern of study throughout the semester. This means attending lectures or listening to and viewing the recorded lecture. You are also expected to complete the activities in the Learning Guide either during workshops or (if you are studying online) week-by-week.
The unit incorporates peer interaction through group-based learning in workshops and in online discussion.
All assessment components must be completed and submitted in order to pass the unit.
Other Learning Experiences SimLab virtual classroom experience is also embedded within this unit.
You will also gain an understanding of the compliance requirements of National Criminal History Check (Department of Education) and Working with Children Clearance
Assessment There are four scaffolded assessments in this unit. Assessments are designed collectively to enable you to achieve each of the unit learning outcomes. Assignment
1: Workbook tasks. Assignment
2: Essay; SOAR (Strengths, Opportunities, Aspirations and Results) Assignment
3: SimLab Virtual teaching experience and reflection.
4. Research Poster Presentation.
Prerequisites Enrolment in an initial teacher education course.
Notes Students will have the opportunity to deliver a micro lesson in the SimLab virtual classroom. Establishment of an ePortfolio through pebblepad, Working with Children application and National Criminal History Check must be applied for during this unit in preparation for BED150 Understanding Teachers' Work. All these inherent requirements will need to be uploaded to SONIA prior to completion of this unit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Advanced Mathematics Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood and Primary Teaching) (BEd(EC&PrimTeach))
Bachelor of Education (Primary Teaching) (BEd(PrimTeach))
Bachelor of Education (Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education) (BEd Primary 1-10 HPE)
Bachelor of Education (Secondary Teaching) (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Biology and Environmental Science Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Biology and Human Biology Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Chemistry Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Earth and Environmental Science Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
English Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Geography and Economics (HASS) Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
History (HASS) Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Mathematics Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Physical Education Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Physics Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Politics (HASS) Major Teaching Area (BEd(Sec)) [New in 2019]
Primary, 1-10 Health and Physical Education (BEd) [New in 2014]
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


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Mr Paul Murphy

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t: 9360 2343
e: P.Murphy@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.013 - Building 450, Murdoch Campus
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