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EDM8100 Building Education Communities

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Student contribution band : National Priority - Teaching
ASCED code : 070199 - Teacher Education not elsewher


Pre-requisite: EDM5001

Other requisites

Students must be available for a prescribed period of time to undertake a placement in a school or other approved site as required in this course.

State law in Queensland (Australia) requires that all adults working/undertaking Professional Experience practical/researching with children under the age of 18, in the state of Queensland must hold a valid Blue Card OR Exemption Card

If undertaking placement outside of Queensland you must ensure that all relevant checks are completed and evidence of this is provided to the Professional Experience Team //


EDM8100 has a major focus on the exploration of the multiple educational communities that pre-service teachers encounter as part of their professional practice. This course will specifically explore the student, parent/carer, professional and wider societal communities that educators engage with, and also detail mechanisms for successfully building a `professional network'. While various effective approaches and practices for engaging with communities will be explored, pre-service teachers will be encouraged to uncover their own practices of engagement and network building as an ongoing professional practice. This course will involve pre-service teachers mapping existing and potential future community networks to establish their placement as educators within wider school and community spheres. Embedded within the course is a 25 day Professional Experience under the supervision of a mentor teacher.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 3, 2016 Online