Details for The Self-Reflective Educator

This subject is designed to encourage the pre-service teachers to take time to reflect on their own personalities in the light of their chosen career and potential leadership positions that they are likely to encounter throughout their profession.

In this subject, TES undertake a professional experience EXP215 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: EDU322
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Stephen Fyson

Prerequisites

The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering The Self-Reflective Educator

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

Unit Content

Curriculum Objective

This subject is designed to encourage the pre-service teachers to take time to reflect on their own personalities in the light of their chosen career and potential leadership positions that they are likely to encounter throughout their profession. It also aims to equip them to handle stress and possible conflict situations with better outcomes for all involved. The students will also be encouraged to enlarge the spiritual side of their life and in so doing equip them to further develop their own philosophy of education, in order to provide a firm foundation for a long successful career in serving future generations of children.

In this subject, TES undertake a professional experience EXP215 Professional Experience in school setting which will enable the connection between theory and practice to be critically examined.

Outcomes

  1. Critically reflect on one’s own approach to teaching using personality profiles, as well as feedback from mentors and peers, examining how it improves one’s own teaching practice in the classroom;
  2. Demonstrate an integrated understanding of personality profiles and leadership theory in the spiritual formation of an educator;
  3. Evaluate the impact of different leadership types within communities, such as churches, community organisations and schools;
  4. Reflect on the catalysts for increased stress and conflict in life and work and explore effective management and coping strategies;
  5. Integrate a sustainable model of Christian education within a personal, dynamic philosophy of education.
  6. Demonstrate increasing competence in a broad range of general teaching skills including: planning, implementing, assessing and reflecting on learning experiences;
  7. Understand and apply a range of self-reflective theories, ideas and practices in classroom contexts from a Christian or alternate context.

Subject Content

  1. Personality profiles
  2. Leadership Types
  3. Spiritual Formation
  4. Heart of the Teacher
  5. Toward a Sustainable Model of Christian Education

This course may be offered in the following formats

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

Note: This subject involves mandatory professional experience EXP215 Professional Experience in a school setting

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

Assessment Methods

  1. Interview Analysis (20%)
  2. Major Essay (30%)
  3. 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