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Transition to Teaching (EDN550)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: AU7-internal, AU7-external, SP2-internal, SP2-external
Description This unit enables participants to understand and prepare for the profession of teaching. By critically examining the self as a learner/teacher, the unit enables students to understand their future careers as educators engaging with the diverse roles and responsibilities of the teacher. There is a focus on understanding the diversity of students in Australian classrooms, and on developing a critical awareness of the functions of schooling in Australia.
Unit Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the unit students are expected to:
1. Understand the diverse physical, social and intellectual characteristics of students in an in Australian classroom.
2. Recognise the diverse roles and responsibilities of the teacher.
3. Identify the functions of schooling in Australia and the implications for teachers.
4. Plan, teach and evaluate lessons using appropriate resources and learning activities.
5. Understand the principles and importance of establishing a safe and productive learning environment.
6. Understand the importance of effective communication with students and colleagues to develop positive relationships.
7. Understand that your previous experiences of teaching, schools and learning will have an effect on the teacher you are becoming.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/workshops: A one hour lecture and two hour workshop per week.
Unit Learning Experiences EDN550 introduces students to the profession of teaching and teachers' work. Lectures introduce the key concepts and understandings in the unit, followed by tutor-led workshops that allow students to further explore new ideas through group discussion and interactive tasks. Application of the ideas is through engagement with a variety of practical tasks. Students are expected to utilise Unit resources available on LMS. Students will participate in SimLab and microteaching experiences. These experiences will enable students to further apply their understanding of key concepts as they work with the simulations and peers
Other Learning Experiences Classroom simulation and micro teaching sessions.
Assessment Assessment takes the form of personal contributions including a short essay focussed on the educational experiences of the individual and participation in workshops/online tasks, summary and reflections of the theory work. the development of planning documents and participation in simulated teaching and reflection on the experience.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Masters of Teaching (Secondary).
Exclusions Successful completion of EDN112/EDN1121/BED150 Understanding Teachers' Work OR EDN5501 Transition to Teaching.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Master of Teaching (Secondary) (MTeach(Sec))
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.
Transition to Teaching (EDN5501) - as for EDN550 except as follows
Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: AU7-internal, AU7-external, SP2-internal, SP2-external
Unit Learning Outcomes The EDN5501 Unit Learning Outcomes are aligned with the Course Learning Outcomes for the Master of Teaching and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. On successful completion of the unit students are expected to:
1. Understand the diverse physical, social and intellectual characteristics of students in an in Australian classroom.
2. Recognise the diverse roles and responsibilities of the teacher.
3. Identify the functions of schooling in Australia and the implications for teachers.
4. Plan, teach and evaluate lessons using appropriate resources and learning activities.
5. Understand the principles and importance of establishing a safe and productive learning environment.
6. Understand the importance of effective communication with students and colleagues to develop positive relationships.
7 Build awareness that previous experiences of teaching, schools and learning will have an effect on becoming a teacher, and realise the implications for own development.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures/workshops: A one hour lecture and two hour workshop per week.
Unit Learning Experiences EDN5501 introduces students to the profession of teaching and teachers' work. Lectures introduce the key concepts and understandings in the unit, followed by tutor-led workshops that allow students to further explore new ideas through group discussion and interactive tasks. External students will access lectures, tasks and discussions online. Application of the ideas is through engagement with a variety of practical tasks. Students are expected to utilise Unit resources available on LMS. Students will participate in SimLab and microteaching experiences. These experiences will enable students to further apply their understanding of key concepts as they work with the simulations and peers
Other Learning Experiences Classroom simulation and micro teaching sessions.
Assessment Assessment takes the form of personal contributions including a short essay focussed on the educational experiences of the individual and participation in workshops/online tasks, summary and reflections of the theory work, the development of planning documents, and participation in simulated and peer teaching and reflection on the experience.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Master of Teaching (Primary)
Exclusions Successful completion of EDN112/EDN1121/BED150 Understanding Teachers' Work OR EDN550 Transition to Teaching.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Master of Teaching (Primary) (MTeachPrim) [New in 2015]
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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EDN550
Dr Helen Dempsey
Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6263
e: h.dempsey@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.020 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
EDN5501
Dr Helen Dempsey
Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6263
e: h.dempsey@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.020 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
EDN550; EDN5501

MURDOCH: AU7-External
MURDOCH: AU7-Internal
MURDOCH: SP2-External
MURDOCH: SP2-Internal
Dr Helen Dempsey
Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6263
e: h.dempsey@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.020 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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