TEAC 7087 Practising Pedagogical Leadership

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102107

Coordinator Jennifer Green Opens in new window

Description Practising Pedagogical Leadership is a capstone unit for students in the Master of Teaching (Birth - 5 Years) and is undertaken in the same semester as Professional Experience 3-5 Years.In this unit students apply the principles, practices and outcomes of Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia and understandings of curriculum and pedagogy from other Master of Teaching units to design and implement interest-based projects and integrated curriculum. The focus is on curriculum that connects to children's social worlds and facilitates children's in-depth investigations, creativity and critical thinking. Students will also develop their research skills by engaging in research into their own teaching practices.

School Education

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Co-requisite(s) TEAC 7103 OR
TEAC 3024

Equivalent Subjects TEAC 7042 - Engaging Children in Curriculum

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 1691 Master of Teaching (Birth-5 Years/Birth-12 Years), 1670 Bachelor of Education (Birth - 5 Years) or 1783 Master of Teaching (Birth-5 Years/Birth-12 Years).

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Demonstrate pedagogical leadership in planning meaningful curriculum for children using the principles, practices and learning outcomes of Belonging, Being and Becoming: The Early Years Learning Framework for Australia, understanding of curriculum content and a range of pedagogies.
  2. Observe, document, assess and plan for children�fs learning in the areas of mathematics, science and technology, literacy, creative arts, education for sustainability, and human society.
  3. Design integrated interest-based experiences and projects that build on childr

Subject Content

Early Years Learning Framework principles, practices and learning outcomes and the role of the educator as a pedagogical leader
Observing, assessing and documenting children's learning and sharing with families
Planning integrated sequences of learning, integrated units and projects
Resources for learning - literacy resources, investigative resources, creative arts resources
Partnerships with families and communities to provide authentic contextually responsive experiences that extend learning
Action research and practitioner research principles and practices

Special Requirements

Legislative pre-requisites

1. Students are required to complete the Working with Children Check (WWCC) process leading to the issuance of a clearance number under the category of volunteer.  Students will need to:

     i. Access the Commission for Children and Young People website and complete an online application form to generate an application number.
    ii.  Present an application number and identification to a Service NSW office who will issue a Working with Children Check number via mail or email.
   iii. Submit the letter with a valid Working With Children Check number via WesternNow Student Portal. The document is recorded as a Special Requirement on your academic record.
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2. Students must complete the two components of the NSW Department of Education’s Child Protection Awareness Training (CPAT).  
a) Students will need to:
     i. Access the NSW Department of Education’s MyPL website https://mypl.education.nsw.gov.au/
    ii. Complete the online Child Protection Awareness Training: Induction
   iii.  Save certificate of completion
   iv.  Submit certificate via WesternNow Student Portal
b) Students will need to:
    i.  Access the NSW Department of Education’s MyPL website https://mypl.education.nsw.gov.au/
   ii.  Complete the Child Protection Awareness Training (CPAT): Annual Update for the calendar year
  iii.  Save certificate of completion
  iv.  Submit certificate via WesternNow Student Portal
Both certificates will be recorded on your student record as Special Requirements with the end date for the Annual CPAT recorded. The CPAT: Annual Update will need to be renewed and submitted on an annual basis.
Students who have not completed both components of the Child Protection Awareness Training will need to withdraw from the subject.

3. Students must complete the ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training  and submit their certificate to Submit certificate via WesternNow Student Portal.

4. Students must meet the Inherent Requirements for the Master of Teaching (Birth – 5 Years / Birth -12 Years).

Assessment

The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Professional Task 2000 words 50 N Individual
Professional Task 2000 words 50 N Individual

Prescribed Texts

  • Arthur, L., Beecher, B., Death, E., Dockett, S., & Farmer, S. (2017). Programming and planning in early childhood settings (7th ed.). Melbourne, Australia: Cengage.
  • Australian Government Department of Education, Employment & Workplace Relations. (2009). Belonging, being & becoming: The early years learning framework for Australia. Canberra, Australia: DEEWR

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1

Bankstown

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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2022 Semester 2

Bankstown

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Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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