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EDED14354 The Ethical Professional
The Ethical Professional
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General Information


In this capstone unit, you will critically reflect on the nature of teaching as a complex profession. You will draft a philosophical framework in relation to teaching and learning and test it by analysing the extent to which it supports you to discharge your professional responsibilities in educational contexts. You are encouraged to prepare for the final placement in schools by using the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers; Codes of Ethics and Conduct that apply to the profession; and an understanding of the influence of the broader macro socio-political and policy environment affecting educational contexts to develop a framework of critical questions. These questions are used to guide reflection in, on and for action throughout the placement for Professional Practice 4. At the conclusion of your placement, you will select one or more written reflections and apply an ethical decision-making framework to the central incident/s to develop and articulate a personal professional philosophy of teaching illustrating how it shapes your professional practice.


Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 4
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 7
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite: Students have completed EDFE13032 Professional Practice 3 (Primary/ECE) or EDFE12044 Professional Practice 3 - The Catholic School Placement or EDFE13033 Professional Practice 3 (Secondary). Co-requisite: Students need to be enrolled in EDFE14021: Professional Practice 4.

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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