Professional Practice of Teaching
Weighting Percentage: 60%
Addresses learning outcome(s):
Writing and reflecting on case studies is a useful way to enhance our professional practice and identity. Through exploration of the authentic experiences of self and others, we consider the critical elements of personal professional practice for teaching.
Choose an episode that occurred within a classroom context, either from your professional placements or your time at school, that highlights a professional practice issue of interest. Create the narrative of what happened in this incident (500-700 words).
Analyze the incident in terms of policies, effective teaching practice, professional learning etc, making judgments about effective practice and student well being and / or student learning. Include some recommendations. Eg. How could the policy be changed? How could the school / teacher better interpret and enact the policy? What kind of professional learning would be of benefit here? (up to 1500 words)
Offer a self-reflexive analysis. How has consideration and analysis of this incident enabled you to enhance your knowledge and ideas about professional practice, either through reinforcement or marking the grounds for change. (up to 1000 words)
Scholarly references and connections to the course material are required to underpin the commentary.
Students will be assessed on their demonstrated ability to: