EDUC5760 The Education Profession I

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit's content provides a descriptive overview, theoretical underpinnings, principles of practice, exemplars, and critical analyses of a range of approaches and strategies for tertiary level teaching. Teaching strategies include: group work, problem-based learning, and student research
Students are able to (1) know a range of teaching approaches and strategies, and their strengths and weaknesses in promoting deep learning; (2) understand the theoretical underpinnings of different teaching approaches
; (3) critique your practice, and the practice of others, in terms of alignment with active learning; and (4) create a Teaching Philosophy statement articulating your understanding of theoretical approaches to the practice of teaching.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) personal Teaching Philosophy and (2) reflections on observations of teaching. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Mark Pegrum
Contact hours
reading and conference sessions: 25 hours
A student may only enrol in this unit once.

To be advised by the supervising lecturer.

  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.