Course Title: Teaching as Reflective Practice

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Teaching as Reflective Practice

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Brunswick Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020

Course Coordinator: Dr Richard Johnson (Bundoora) and Dr Nicky Carr (Brunswick)

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7820 (BU) 99257802 (BR)

Course Coordinator Email: and

Course Coordinator Location: 220.03

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will consolidate the knowledge and experience you have gained during the degree. In this course you work towards constructing your own teaching/education philosophy and plan for transition into work environments. You will reflect on interpersonal relationships, life-long learning, effective classroom environments and your role as an emerging educational professional.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Program Capabilities
You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes in this course:

  • Develop and apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to your professional practice and development in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse educational contexts.
  • Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.
  • Apply initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making to enhance your practice and continuing professional development.

Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Apply a range of teaching and learning strategies, technologies, activities and resources
  • Work collaboratively with members of the profession and your peers in discussion of contemporary issues
  • Recognise the legal and ethical responsibilities of professional practice
  • Articulate your personal philosophy of teaching and learning.
  • Design a plan to enhance your ongoing professional development that is grounded in theory and practice

Overview of Learning Activities

This course will involve a range of activities including research, reflection, discussion, observation, responding to educational scenarios, lectures, workshops and online activities.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities. Assessment tasks are directly linked to the stated objectives and outcomes. Accordingly, assessments will be both theoretical and practical in nature. A range of formative and summative types will be incorporated into the course (for example: curriculum design, written, oral or performance based assessment).

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

The Student Charter  summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as those of the university.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at:;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1