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.
1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks
2x1000word essays (2x50%)