Human Develop of Education

Reflective report (1800 words)

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Detail:
An important indicator of a teacher’s professional development and competence is the ability to reflect on
their own performance and consider what they would wish to improve if teaching a similar lesson again. For
this reason, critical reflection on practice is built into the requirement for the Reflective Report as the main
component.

In the first 600 words, students will briefly:
Identify the expected developmental characteristics of the target teaching group, relevant to the chosen
lesson topic
Identify why and how the topic might be considered important by the target children or adolescents
Identify and analyse significant pedagogical issues related to the topic and planned lesson
Provide a brief overview of the lesson, showing how it is deals with the three points above

The next 1,200 words will answer the following questions:
1. What did I learn about moral values in education and values development (as part of Human
Development and Education) by participating in the lesson design and presenting the design to your peers?
For example:
Before studying this unit, how aware were you that Education is considered by many in the field to be a
moral endeavour and that moral values are inevitably embedded in the practice of teaching, whether
they are made explicit or not?
In being required to design a values lesson, did anything change in how you understood values and what
is involved in trying to teach values in school?
Values that are about personal development and growth of the individual. In designing your lesson, how
easy was it to produce lesson content (lesson focus and activities etc.) that would enhance the students’
personal development?
In what ways, has your experience of values lesson design transformed your perceptions and attitudes
towards children and adolescents, particularly in regard to their moral development?

2. What more do I need to learn about values and values development to design a better values lesson in
future?

For example:
What aspect of your lesson content (e.g. lesson focus or activities) do you feel satisfied with, in regard to
its potential contribution to the students’ actual values development? What kind of knowledge,
understanding and skills has contributed to the design of this aspect? In what ways, will you continue to
deepen your understanding of this knowledge (or sharpen the skills) for your future practice?
What aspect of your lesson content do you feel dissatisfied with, in regard to its potential contribution to
the students’ actual values development? Why did your team decide to include that aspect to the design?
For example, do you think your decision was based on misunderstanding of what you learned, or was it a
result of poor communication within the group? In what ways, have feedback and questions given from
your tutors and peers helped you realise the shortcomings? If you design a lesson for the same value
again, how will you change the lesson? How have you made sense of this experience in light of future
learning?
Have theories of moral values development informed your lesson design and, if so, in what ways? How
do you think you can use theories more synergistically? What would you like to know and/or learn more
about moral and values development, and how might that be helpful for your future practice with children
and adolescents?

Marking Criteria

Academic honesty
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opposed to and will not tolerate academic dishonesty or plagiarism and will treat all allegations of dishonesty
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https://sydney.edu.au/students/academic-integrity.html (https://sydney.edu.au/students/academic-
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undertaking research-focussed coursework such as Honours and capstone research projects can be also be
found on the current students website: https://sydney.edu.au/students/research-integrity-ethics.html
(https://sydney.edu.au/students/research-integrity-ethics.html) .

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