The Secondary Teaching Professional (EDMT5601)


This unit of study examines issues relevant to teaching in contemporary secondary schools. The unit consists of a series of lectures on issues such as making the transition to 'becoming a teacher', the role of popular culture in teacher identity, teaching standards, teacher professionalism, the changing construct of 'the good teacher', teacher beliefs, bullying in schools and classroom management. There is a strong reflective element in this unit of study and assessments require students to reflect on their life as learners, their transition to teacher education and their projected transition to teaching.

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1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks


2x1000word essays (2x50%)

Faculty/department permission required?


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If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.