units

EDF4853

Faculty of Education

Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Ms Anita Forsyth

Notes

This unit is Part A of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with Part B (EDF4854).

Synopsis

This unit enables pre-service education students to build a strong foundation for their career-long professional learning as teachers of economics, consumer and financial literacies, Enterprise and business related education in secondary schools. Students will acquire a sound understanding of key theoretical and pedagogical perspectives and issues in the teaching of economics and related curriculum. Through an examination of a range of curricula drawn from state, national and international contexts, students are familiarised with current developments in the theory and practice of economics education. Students work independently, collaboratively and interdependently to develop their capabilities in planning and implementing appropriate curriculum and pedagogy. The unit will reinforce a view of learning about teaching as an ongoing, collaborative process that is developed through critical reflection on experience.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. critically reflect on the debates and professional conversations about the role and importance of economics education in the secondary school curriculum in order to develop understandings related to their beliefs and their identity in regard to the subject economics and in regard to their teaching of this subject
  2. demonstrate knowledge of relevant discipline areas associated with the teaching and learning of economics and related subjects across Years 7 to 12
  3. select and evaluate appropriate economics and associated studies teaching and learning resources
  4. set clear, challenging and achievable goals for students in their learning of economics and associated studies
  5. design innovative teaching and learning procedures to engage and motivate students which respond to the diverse abilities and interests of all learners
  6. demonstrate a capacity to draw on a range of teaching approaches, including the use of information and communications technologies, in ways that align with pedagogical intentions
  7. critically evaluate their practicum experiences of teaching economics and related studies in schools and other settings.

Assessment

Assessment Task 1: An evaluative written assignment focusing on the role and importance of economics education (2000 words, 50%)
Assessment Task 2: The selection of resources and design of teaching and learning activities related to the teaching of a topic selected from post-compulsory economics curriculum (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Average per week of 2-3 hours contact plus approximately 15 hours in self-directed study

Prerequisites

A minor sequence in economics

Prohibitions

EDF4111 Business education