Materials for EDN550 Transition to Teaching

This is the complete list of materials for EDN550 Transition to Teaching, the initial intensive unit of the Graduate Diploma in Education at Murdoch University in 2018, organised by “day”. It is mainly for my future refence but may also be valuable to anyone else taking the unit.

I took the unit externally and didn’t strictly follow the 5-day programme as set out in the unit information and learning guide. However, when it came to collating my summaries and writing reflections, it helped me to first put together these lists. The lists include the names of all topics (on LMS), lectures (on Echo), presentations (PowerPoint), readings (not all with full references), and videos (all available on YouTube).

[Update: Added assessments and YouTube links.]

Day 1

  • Topic 1 – Knowing yourself and reflective practice
  • Topic 2 – Planning for learning
  • Topic 3 – Being an ethical teacher
  • Lecture – Introduction
  • Lecture – Reflection
  • Lecture – Lesson planning
  • Presentation – EDN550 Transition to Teaching (PPT)
  • Presentation – Reflective practice (PPT)
  • Presentation – Lesson planning (PPT)
  • Presentation – Ethics (PPT)
  • Presentation – Accountable and ethical decision making (PPT)
  • Reading – Becoming a reflective teacher (Killen)
  • Reading – Planning for quality teaching and learning (Killen)
  • Reading – Melbourne declaration on educational goals for young Australians (2008)
  • Reading – The shape of the Australian curriculum (2012)
  • Video – Bring on the Learning Revolution! | Ken Robinson | TED Talks

Assessments

  • Online tasks – Topic 1
  • Online tasks – Topic 2
  • Online tasks – Topic 3
  • Summary
  • Reflection

Day 2

  • Topic 4 – Communication and teaching
  • Topic 5 – Curriculum in a changing world
  • Lecture – Communication and questioning
  • Lecture – Curriculum in the Australian context and the role of schooling
  • Presentation – Communication skills (PPT)
  • Presentation – Curriculum in the Australian context
  • Reading – Wellbeing and self-care (Response Ability)
  • Reading – Using discussion as a teaching strategy (Killen)
  • Reading – Teaching, learning and curriculum in a changing world (Groundwater-Smith)

Assessments

  • Online tasks – Topic 4
  • Online tasks – Topic 5
  • Summary
  • Reflection

Day 3

  • Topic 6 – Motivation and learning
  • Topic 7 – Classroom management
  • Lecture – Motivation and management of the learning environment
  • Presentation – Motivation (PPT)
  • Presentation – Managing the classroom environment (PPT)
  • Reading – Motivation (Snowman)
  • Reading – Strategies for motivating in the classroom (Good and Brophy)
  • Reading – Classroom organization and community (Kosnik and Beck)

Assessments

  • Online tasks – Topic 6
  • Online tasks – Topic 7
  • Summary
  • Reflection

Day 4

  • Topic 8 – The role of schooling
  • Topic 9 – Understanding learner diversity and inclusivity
  • Lecture – Understanding learner diversity
  • Presentation – Schooling and society (The Role of Schooling) (PPT)
  • Presentation – Understanding learner diversity (PPT)
  • Reading – Politics and school education in Australia (Cranston et al)
  • Reading – What schools do (Reimer)
  • Video – Teachers TV: Complex Special Needs
  • Video – The danger of a single story | Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Assessments

  • Online tasks – Topic 8
  • Online tasks – Topic 9
  • Summary
  • Reflection

Day 5

  • Topic 10 – Building family, school, community relationships
  • Topic 11 – Teaching challenges in the 21st century
  • Lecture – Building family, school community relationships
  • Presentation – Building family, school and community relationships (PPT)
  • Presentation – Perceptions of “best teacher” (PPT)
  • Presentation – Teaching challenges in the 21st century (PPT)
  • Lecture – Final thoughts
  • Reading – Family–school partnerships framework (DEEWR)

Assessments

  • Online tasks – Topic 10
  • Online tasks – Topic 11
  • Summary
  • Reflection
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