School Of Education

Pedagogies for LearningWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 100972.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
This is a core unit and only available to students enrolled in courses 1609 Master of Teaching (Secondary), 1610 Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Secondary) and 1606 Master of Teaching (Secondary) Advanced and Non-Award students.

About this Unit
In 2010 this unit replaced by 101639 - Introduction to Teaching and Learning. The understandings, competencies and practical skills required of a teacher are many and complex. This unit provides opportunities for students to develop understandings of the nature of teaching and learning and its effect on school-aged learners. Students are encouraged to critically reflect upon their initial views of teaching and to develop these on the basis of this units and other related curriculum and foundation units. As well as examining holistic and contextual factors that influence the practice of teaching and student learning, this unit examines various discrete teaching skills that will help students develop their personal classroom practice. Opportunities to develop a personal philosophy of teaching which values the individuality, diversity and emerging maturity of school-age learners are provided. Fundamental to the rationale of this unit is that students will begin to develop a sense of teaching as a profession and a personal philosophy of teaching through reflecting on their practice in schools.

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