|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 :||17 May 2022|
Pre-requisite: ESP2200 or EDS2402 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or BSED
Increasingly, there is an expectation that secondary schools will prepare students for the full range of post-school options. Schools are facing the difficult task of preparing diverse students for an increasingly pluralistic society in an uncertain world, in rapidly changing times. Schools are expected to prepare students for the future, whatever that future may be. To do so, they are expected to work with a variety of stakeholders such as other educational institutions, community, industry, business and voluntary organisations. This requires educators in the senior phase of learning to understand the nature of senior phase and post-school pathways, the changing policy context and implications for schools and educators in relation to curriculum, pedagogy, leadership and collaboration.
This course utilises policy analysis, case studies, critical analysis and reflective writing to assist pre-service teachers to develop a framework for knowledge and understanding of students' changing needs and circumstances as they negotiate their senior phase and make the transition to post-compulsory learning and employment. Pre-service teachers will also consider and critically reflect on changing expectations of secondary schools and teachers with respect to career development and lifelong learning and consider implications for their professional practice with respect to curriculum, pedagogy, leadership and collaboration.