• April 3rd, 2016

What is education for and what are a teacher’s ethical responsibilities in relation to it?

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Assessment Task 1: Essay Task description: What is education for and what are a teacher’s ethical responsibilities in relation to it? Drawing from Marples’ and Hand’s outlines of the debate surrounding educational aims (Bailey, 2010) and other scholarly sources, critically examine the aims of education (while also identifying and arguing your own formed view). Then (drawing on your own understanding and other relevant sources) discuss the ethical obligations for teachers of the view for which you have argued. Task Length 1750 Assessment Criteria In this essay, students will demonstrate their capacity to: 1. Articulate a considered, scholarly discussion of the aims of education, taking a range of views into account. Discussion is contextualised by reference to scholarly and professional resources and valid reasons are given in support of the writer’s promotion of a particular view. 2. Present an insightful, scholarly discussion of the ethical obligations of teachers in light of the account of educational aims. Valid reasons are given in support of the writer’s promotion of a particular view, and these are contextualised with reference to scholarly literature. 3. Write well, consistent with scholarly writing conventions and argument structure, and submit work that is free of errors in grammar, spelling and punctuation. 4. Employ references from scholarly and professional literature that are thoughtfully chosen and well integrated to support and EMT602 Unit Outline Version: 01-16 16 illustrate the essay’s argument, and to use error-free APA referencing. Submission Details Refer to the following URL for the submission process: http://www.utas.edu.au/education/learning-and- teaching/resources/unit-outline-information-essential-to-all-units Assessment Task 2: Case Studies Task description: The final assessment task for this unit will allow you to demonstrate your capacity to apply and communicate your knowledge of key areas of ethical reasoning and decision-making, explored in relation to a number of education-relevant case studies. As the case studies will be derived from your coursework throughout the unit, further information will be provided within MyLO throughout semester. Task length 2000 words Assessment Criteria In your responses to the case studies, you will demonstrate your capacity to: 1. Take a critical position on a topic that demonstrates advanced understanding of its nature and implications, and defend with a sophisticated argument that synthesises scholarly literature, appropriate codes of conduct and other relevant sources; 2. Apply a rationally-defensible decision making framework to address complex ethical problems as they appear in the case studies; 3. Use advanced academic writing conventions to communicate your position, including APA referencing, punctuation, grammar, spelling, sentence structure, clarity.

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