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ESF1100 The Educator as Professional

Short Description: The Educator as Professional
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : National Priority - Teaching
ASCED code : 070105 - Teacher Education: Secondary
Grading basis : Graded


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: UCTS or BEDU or BSED
Enrolment is not permitted in ESF1100 if EDC1200 has been previously completed

Other requisites

Students enrolling in courses which do not follow the recommended enrolment pattern cannot be assured of a developmental learning experience or program completion within their preferred timeframe.


The purpose of this first year course is to introduce pre-service teachers to the professional practice of teaching. It provides pre-service teachers with an understanding of the requirements of the Code of Conduct for teachers, expected ethical behaviour, planning for learning in a specific discipline, and the legal requirements of a practising teacher within a secondary school context. As a foundation for a career in secondary education, this course provides an opportunity for professional engagement within educational environments. Based on the research and the implications for how students learn, pre-service teachers design and justify their approach to teaching the content relevant to their discipline area. Pre-service teachers are provided with an opportunity to reflect on their personal capacity and suitability to teach.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2020 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2020 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2020 Online
Semester 2, 2020 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2020 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2020 Online
Date printed 12 February 2021