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EDO3341 Teaching in Rural and Remote Communities

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Education
School or Department : Education


This course will emphasise issues relating to the structure of education in rural and remote Australia, teaching practice and curriculum delivery methods appropriate to this context. Topics will include the integration of advanced teaching technologies and pedagogies with current information and communication technologies, concerns related to professional development and teacher support processes, school management issues, processes designed to support community relationships, and the political and systemic context of rural and remote education. Teaching methodology for this course will incorporate an experiential component which familiarises students with an array of educational agencies providing services to rural and remote communities. Understanding of the needs of specific rural and remote education agencies will be further developed through a process of modelling, simulation and role play. Participation in an analysis of both the larger policy context relevant to small rural schools and the administrative expectations appropriate for these settings will complete the preparation of the beginning teacher for a rural and remote placement. NOTE: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the WEB offering and advised of this change before semester commences.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2011 Online