Critical review of teachers' work in engagement and partnerships?
Assessment task link to unit learning outcomes: This assessment task relates to the following unit outcomes:
2. Understand and engage with education policy, theories, legislation and research that position teachers' work as responsible for building and maintaining relationships and partnerships?
3. Apply the protocols and adhere to the ethics of establishing diverse family, community and education partnerships, especially in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
Australian Professional Standards for Teachers : 1.5, 3.7, 5.5, 7.3. For further APST information, please refer to:
Details of task: This is an essay.?
The essay options are designed to allow students in specific streams to select a topic, and literature, that is most suitable for their professional knowledge and practice.
Option 1 is aimed at the Early Years/Primary stream: readings for this option will be indicated in lectures.
Critically analyse partnership in early years settings, with special attention to the issue of communication with parents. Refer to at least three readings.
Option 2 is aimed at the Primary and Primary/Secondary stream: readings for this option will be indicated in lectures.
Critically analyse the influence of family background on student achievement, with special attention to perceptions of single parent families. Refer to at least three readings.
Option 3 is aimed at the Secondary stream: readings for this option will be indicated in lectures.
Critically analyse restorative justice in the school context, with special attention to the issue of race. Refer to at least three readings.
The structure of the essay should meet academic writing conventions, providing an argument rather than a report. When developing your argument, you should try to focus on the -special attention- issue that is nominated in your stream option. Students who identify further readings beyond the minimum of three required, and who demonstrate strong analytical skills, will attract higher scores for this AT.
Your full engagement in your class-based workshops with your tutor will be essential in supporting your AT1 efforts. Off-campus/online students must be sure to see Moodle for additional information on AT1, including AT1 Blog posts and Video discussion. On-campus students are expected to be fully engaged in class-based workshops with your tutor, as this will be essential in support your AT1 efforts.
Word count/equivalent: 2000 words (10% over or under) Weighting/ Value: 50%
Presentation requirements: This assignment should be submitted as a PDF and uploaded onto Moodle. This file must be named the following way: last name_first name_AT1.
Word count/equivalent: 2000 words (10% over or under) 19
Criteria for marking: Criteria for marking:
Critical evaluation of the ethical issues in the two readings
Clarity and Rigor
Critical argument regarding the challenges of partnerships
Focus on the special issue in your stream
Further selection of readings and interpretation of their relevance to the special issue in your stream
Adherence to academic writing conventions
The adoption of an essay structure and the inclusion of APA style
You should identify the implications of these and other issues in working in partnership as a teacher in the educational setting in which you seek to work in the future, e.g. Early Years, Primary or Secondary. [AC1]