EDFD589 Effective Teaching and Professional Practice
This unit is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of theories and practices that underpin teaching and learning environments. In the course of this unit theoretical perspectives of teaching practice will inform and provide contexts for creating and developing learning in the classroom. Students will develop a critical approach to teaching and learning through engaging with research, scholarship and school based professional experience. Students will critically address the complexities of teacher performance, classroom management strategies, planning processes, teaching strategies, social contexts that inform learning environments and Information Communication and Learning Technology (ICLT) in the learning process. The implementation of communication and interpersonal skills will be addressed within various school, classroom and community contexts. Through knowledge and implementation of various teaching strategies students will develop an understanding of productive pedagogy with particular reference to the importance of creating quality learning environments. The transition from student teacher to professional practice will also be investigated to address the complexities of professional practice and standard requirements that authorise quality teaching.