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EDM8004 Teacher Identity

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 18 May 2022


Pre-requisite: EDM5000 and EDM5001 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: MOLT or MPLT or MSLT


Beginning teachers report that there are significant differences between their experiences as preservice teachers and those they encounter in their first year of teaching. Throughout their program, professional experience provides the preservice teacher with, authentic opportunities to demonstrate the responsibilities, skills, attitudes and knowledge required of an emerging professional educator. These opportunities will be reflected up and plans for future learning developed through the development of a professional teaching portfolio. Some of these learning opportunities will be available to the preservice teachers by way of industry presentations throughout the semester. Preservice teachers are required to show professional judgment and adaptability in meeting the diverse needs of learners. The preservice teacher must therefore be able to reflect on and critically analyse their learning and professional practice through action research, in relation to their identity as contemporary educators.

This course expects preservice teachers to reflect on their prior learning and professional experiences and critically analyse how these inform their personalised frameworks of professional practice. This analysis will lead to the identification and justification of examples of professional practice that demonstrate their capacity as beginning educators. They will also identify and plan for future learning needs. This justification will be framed against the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) supported by relevant literature demonstrating an advanced and integrated understanding of the complexities of education, and articulated through the development of a professional e-portfolio.

Teachers are required to understand and apply key principles of codes of ethics and conduct as well as to understand relevant legislative, administrative and organisational policies and processes. During this course, preservice teachers will be given access to a range of professional learning opportunities from industry partners. They will reflect upon these opportunities and their key message and examine the implications each has on their development as beginning teachers.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 External
Semester 2, 2022 Online
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 18 May 2022