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EDP2222 The Roles of the Teacher 2

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Education
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 27 September 2023


Pre-requisite: EDP2111 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU (Primary) or BPED


Research indicates the importance of professional experience that commences early in teacher education and is highly integrated with university-based teaching (ACER, 2014). The suite of eight Practice meets Theory courses create the structure around which the four-year Education Degree is developed. Each year there are two opportunities to connect to real-world teaching contexts through professional experience and theoretical knowledge in a carefully sequenced approach to developmental needs. In this fourth Practice meets Theory course, the focus is upon building the capacity of pre-service teachers through investigating and practising the multiple roles of teachers. This will occur by providing opportunity for pre-service teachers to strengthen their understanding of learning in order to identify diverse needs and apply consideration in their planning for teaching.

Recognising the multiple roles of a teacher and the resultant complexity of teaching features in this course, pre-service teachers further develop an understanding of the demands of the profession, and investigate the variance in learners and the significance of planning to provide quality learning opportunities for all learners. Furthermore, they recognise that managing and responding to challenging learner behaviour is essential to maintain a supportive learning environment. Pre-service teachers design a sequence of lesson plans and formative assessment tasks that provide specific learning opportunities to a learner with a distinctive need.

A 10-day professional experience placement is attached to this course. Students need to pass the competency Assessment in this Course and reach a total passing Mark of 50% to be awarded a passing Grade in this course. Failure of the Professional Experience component will result in a fail grade for the course, regardless of the graded mark. Full details of the Professional Experience particulars can be found on the Professional Experience website and in the Professional Experience Book.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 External
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2023 External
Date printed 27 September 2023