Professional Studies and Planning for Teaching

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

At the completion of this online Professional Studies and Planning for Teaching unit, form Open Universities Australia and Curtin University, students will have a clearer understanding of the role of the teacher, and how to plan effective classroom strategies based on current understandings about how students learn.

You will be able to create and evaluate effective lesson plans to show clear links between curriculum, objectives, teaching and learning strategies and assessment outcomes.

A core competency of the unit examines teacher professional identity, resilience and emotional wellbeing.

Practical work placement

To successfully complete this unit, you must undertake a two-week professional work placement in a school to gain real world experience.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this unit, you must have successfully completed the following units:

  • EDC101 — Teaching and Learning in a Digital World
  • EDC131 — Language and Literacy for Teachers
  • EDC151 — Child Development for Educators
  • EDC161 — Performing Arts for Educators

You must also have successfully completed the following units, or currently be enrolled in the following units, or enrol in the following units prior to studying this unit:

  • Exploring and Contesting Curriculum
  • The Numerate Educator
  • Learning Theory for Educators
  • Teachers Inquiring About the World

You must also be accepted into the following course:

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary), Curtin University

Areas of study

In this Professional Studies and Planning for Teaching unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Teacher identity: Personal background and context
  • Teacher identity: Australian context
  • Teacher identity: Professional standards and responsibilities
  • Planning: The teaching and learning cycle and curriculum development
  • Planning: Lesson planning - overview
  • Planning: Lesson planning - introductions and closures
  • Planning: Lesson planning - teaching and learning strategies
  • Planning: Lesson planning - grouping
  • Planning: Lesson planning - Creating a positive learning environment
  • Planning: Lesson planning - Assessment, evaluating, and reporting
  • Planning: Lesson planning - Critique and composition
  • Managing: Knowing your students, student motivation and behaviour management
  • Managing: Resilience and emotional well-being

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Education (Primary), Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit will teach the core concepts of what it means to undertake a role as a primary school educator; including how to create and implement effective learning programs that are in line with the curriculum and also the key elements of reporting and managing the behaviour and different learning styles of students from varied cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.t

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Professional Studies and Planning for Teaching from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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