Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Teaching

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  • Objectives
    The Bachelor of Arts has as its objectives that graduates: * can demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of selected fields of studies in the humanities, languages and social and behavioural sciences; * can access and appreciate national and international debates in their areas of study; * can demonstrate an independent approach to knowledge that uses rigorous methods of inquiry and appropriate theories and methodologies that are applied with intellectual honesty and a respect for ethical values; * can apply critical and analytical skills and methods to the identification and resolution of problems within a changing social context; * can act as informed and critically discriminating participants within the community of scholars, as citizens and in the work force; * can communicate effectively an, in the case of those students undertaking a language major, are able to read, write and speak another language with fluency and appreciate its cultural context; * qualify for employment in a wide range of occupations; * have a continuing committment to learning; * are proficient in the use of appropriate modern technologies, such as the computer and other IT systems, for the acquisition, processing and interpretation of data.
  • Practical experience
    There is an internship component associated with this program.
  • Academic title
    Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Teaching
  • Course description
    250 points are required to complete the Arts component of the combined degree: 100 points of level one subjects, 75 points of level two subjects and 75 points of level three subjects.

    The combined degree is usually structures:

    First year

    100 points at level one in arts subjects

    Second year

    75 points level 2 and 25 points level 3 in arts subjects

    Third year

    12.5 points of level 3 in arts

    87.5 points (all compulsory level-1 subjects) from Bachelor of Teaching

    Fourth year

    37.5 points of level 3 in arts subjects

    62.5 points (all compulsory level-2 subjects) from Bachelor of Teaching

    All arts subjects undertaken in this BA must be from the following arts-approved study areas (see the individual area of study entry for full details):

    • all language subjects
    • American studies
    • Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Studies (some non-arts approved subjects included)
    • Anthropology
    • Art History
    • Asian Studies (some non-arts approved subjects included)
    • Australian Indigenous Studies (some non-arts approved subjects included)
    • Australian Studies
    • Cinema Studies
    • Classical studies and Archaeology
    • Creative Writing
    • Criminology
    • Cultural Studies
    • Development Studies (some non-art approved subjects included)
    • English Literary Studies
    • English as a Second Language
    • English Language Studies
    • Environmental Studies (some non-arts approved subjects included)
    • European Studies
    • Gender Studies
    • Geography
    • Hebrew and Jewish Studies
    • History
    • History and Philosophy of Science
    • International Studies
    • Islamic Studies
    • Linguisitics and Applied Linguistics
    • Philosophy
    • Planning and Design
    • Political Science
    • Psychology
    • Social Theory
    • Socio-legal Studies
    • Sociology
    • Theatre Studies

    First year of the Bachelor of Teaching component

    Students must have completed a minimum of 200 points of arts subjects before being able to proceed to the Bachelor of Teaching subjects

    In addition to the subjects listed below students must also undertake ONE 12.5 point arts subject.

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    460-102  School Experience & Practice Teaching 1T
    This subject is designed to provide teaching experience under the guidance of a supervising teacher or teachers.     Year Long     12.50

    476-100  Learning & Teaching
    Four areas will be investigated. Theories of learning covers contrasting affective, cognitive, metacognitive and volitional features of purposeful classroom learning; student and teacher roles and responsibilities in learning; and the place of inquir...     Semester 1     12.50

    483-122  Language in Education (Secondary)
    This subject will introduce students to the nature and development of language and literacy by examining the social nature of literacy, the application of language and literacy teaching to all subject areas of the curriculum, issues related to texts ...     Semester 1     6.25

    485-113  Computers and the Classroom     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     6.25

    476-101  Curriculum & Assessment
    Topics will be drawn from: purposes and types of curriculum; analysis of curriculum documents; investigation of changing models of curriculum design and the international trend towards outcomes-based curriculum planning; developing and implementing c...     Semester 2     12.50

    482-101  Education Policy, Schools & Society     
    This subject will not be available in 2009     12.50

    Second year of the Bachelor of Teaching component

    In addition to the subjects below students are required to enrol in 3 x 12.5 points (total 37.5 points) of arts subjects in semester 1.

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    460-203  School Experience & Practice Teaching 2T
    This teaching experience will allow student teachers to take on greater responsibility for the learning and development of school students through carefully planned and guided educational experiences. It is expected that planning will include identif...     Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer     12.50

    460-204  Internship
    The student will assume professional duties within the classroom, school and community, in collaboration with appropriately qualified mentors approved by the host school and the faculty. A minimum of 36 days will be spent in one school. The intern wi...     Semester 1, Semester 2     25

    476-203  Teaching: Professional Perspectives
    This subject focuses on multiple facets in the overall professional practices of teachers. Issues explored include teachers as curriculum designers, implementers and evaluators; and as managers and facilitators of student learning. Topics include cri...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

    460-424  Research Project
    With the background of an introduction to approaches to research in education, students will undertake a research project, developing a proposal, undertaking a literature review, applying an appropriate research methodology in conducting the investig...     Semester 1, Semester 2     12.50

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