EDFD218 Teaching and Learning: Preparing for the Contexts of the Field
This unit will focus on assisting preservice teachers develop and apply a critical understanding of a variety of social and cultural contexts, including addressing issues of disadvantage. Preservice teachers will be introduced to ways of selecting and implementing appropriate teaching, learning and assessment strategies to address these contexts. Preservice teachers will prepare for their first teaching experience by engaging with lesson planning procedures. It is expected that a commitment to social justice and inclusivity as well as an appreciation of the sacred will deepen and broaden as an understanding of the diverse religious, cultural and social backgrounds of children is emphasised. Through school-based experiences, preservice teachers will form links between theory and practice in a coherent manner as they describe, analyse and reflect upon current practices, develop communication, planning and organisational skills and relate their observations to the theoretical foundations introduced and their developing professional framework.