School Of Education

Becoming a TeacherWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 101282.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
100189 - Understanding Learning and Teaching

Incompatible Units
100972 - Pedagogies for Learning

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
This unit is available to Education students only as there is a professional experience component. All students entering schools and undertaking Professional Experience must have attended the Child Protection Lectures organised by the University. Prior to enrolling in this unit students must have: 1) submitted a Prohibited Employment Declaration prior to 1 June 2010 OR a Working with Children Check Student Declaration after 1 June 2010.

About this Unit
In 2010 this unit replaced by 101581 - Learning for Teaching. The insights, understandings, competencies and practical skills required of teachers are many and complex. This unit examines the theory and practice of teaching to begin each student's preparation for working within the community partnerships that the role requires. It investigates the art and the craft of teaching and the interactions between these personal and professional perspectives. Students will critically examine current teaching and learning practices and develop skills in implementing classroom strategies appropriate to primary school students' curriculum needs. They will use information technologies to personally document evidence of their developing philosophies and proficiencies.

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