EDU8705 Personal Pedagogy in Context (FOEDU)


Semester 1 (WEB)Toowoomba


Units 1.0 (070301) Band 5


Normally this course would best suit educators with at least three years experience in a teaching role.


Synopsis

This course has been designed to familiarise teachers with the nature of personal pedagogical theories in general and to provide opportunities for educators to make explicit their own personal pedagogical theories. The course will begin with an exploration of the origins and characteristics of teachers' personal pedagogical theories. The challenges of making personal pedagogical theories explicit will be discussed along with techniques for their articulation. There will also be a major focus on the elements and structure of personal pedagogical theories, that is, on the various ways in which teachers represent their practical knowledge and theories and on the links among such elements.