Details for The Praxis and Pedagogy of Primary

This subject provides pre-service teachers with an opportunity to understand the various discourses that inform teachers’ knowledge and pedagogical practice, as well as critically engaging with models of pedagogy.

In this subject, TES undertake a professional experience EXP110 Professional Experience in school setting which will enable the connection between theory and practice to be critically examined.


Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: EDU233
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Stephen Brinton

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering The Praxis and Pedagogy of Primary

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This subject provides pre-service teachers with an opportunity to understand the various discourses that inform teachers’ knowledge and pedagogical practice, as well as critically engaging with models of pedagogy. It considers the professional role of the teacher by exploring the NESA syllabuses and ACARA curricular in the light of the Graduate Teacher Standard Descriptors (GTSD) and builds pre-service teachers’ programming skills. This includes the development of the scope and sequence, unit development, evaluation and assessment. A range of assessment tools are dissected and the pre-service teacher’s capacity to design their own assessments for inclusivity and diversity and analyse data for effective evaluation of student learning and reporting to parents/carers that can improve learning outcomes for their children.

In this subject, TES undertake a professional experience EXP110 Professional Experience in school setting which will enable the connection between theory and practice to be critically examined.

Outcomes

  1. Plan for and implement effective learning and teaching by applying knowledge of curriculum, assessment and reporting and evaluation in the teaching-learning-assessment cycle;
  2. Analyse the scope of programming in terms of content, learning and teaching, assessment and evaluation;
  3. Construct a range of assessment tools for primary aged children that can be used in the pre-service teacher’s future career;
  4. Develop with colleagues a professional learning community to analyse the assessment needs of literacy and numeracy across the curriculum;
  5. Modify procedures and process for reporting to parents/carers for increased learning outcomes of all students.

Subject Content

  • NESA and ACARA syllabuses
  • Programming and planning
  • Assessment
  • Reporting

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face to face (onsite)
  • eLearning (online)

Note: This subject involves mandatory professional experience EXP110 Professional Experience in an early childhood service

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis College.

Assessment Methods

  • Interview Analysis (35%)
  • Individual/Group Presentation (30%)
  • Professional Experience (50%)

Prescribed Text

  • References will include the most current curriculum requirements for schools.

Check with the instructor each semester before purchasing any prescribed texts or representative references