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22/08/2021Assignment 2: Case studies1/4Teaching Period 2, 2021EDU30016 Teaching in Australian SchoolsAssignment 2: Case studies (team assignment)Word limit:2000 (+/- 10%)Weighting: 40%Due date: 5pm AEST Monday 27 September 2021 (Week 12)After you have read this information, head over to theAssignment 2 Q&Adiscussion board to ask any questions and see what your peers are saying about thisassignment.Assignment overviewThis task requires you to work together in a team in order to analyse and respond to two of the three case studies (1000 words each). The purpose of thistask is for you to have the opportunity to collaborate with your peers, and explore in some depth, various ethical issues within an educational context.This assignment supportsunit learning outcomes 3 and 4.Assignment detailsIn Week 6, your eLA will put you into teams of 3–4 depending on the group size. In your team, you are required to choosetwoof the three scenarios andrespond to the ethical issues raised.In your submission you must clearly highlight whichtwocase studies you are responding to (refer to the number of the case study). The case studies are asfollows:Case study 1School A has a Facebook page that was set up by the Parents and Friends Association. The page has attracted a number of followers and commentators,including some of the teaching staff. Teacher B, new to the school at the start of the year, has joined.In Term 2, the principal announces that, in future, students will be banned from running games, ball games and the use of playground equipment beforeschool because they need to be ready to learn—not tired and sweaty from play.The decision, which Teacher B does not agree with, attracts many negative comments on the Facebook page. This commentary begins with criticism of thedecision, but soon broadens to include other complaints about the school and the principal.What advice would you give Teacher B?Case study 2On Monday morning, John appears at school with raised welts across the back of his legs. When questioned by his classroom teacher—Teacher C—he saidthat on Saturday he used his father’s work computer without permission. His father became angry and hit him with a belt. John said that by the end of theweekend, everything was okay between him and his dad.When John’s mother picked him up that afternoon, Teacher C asked her about what John had said. John’s mother told the teacher to mind their ownbusiness and not to ask John any questions about what goes on at home.What would you do if you were Teacher C?Case study 3Teacher D begins their teaching career in a largely self-contained community. Teacher D is encouraged to join in with local groups and activities, such assporting teams and/or local groups. While this helps Teacher D to fit in with the community, it also raises some concerns. Wherever the teacher goes, there

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