Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Pearl Subban


This unit explores a range of theoretical perspectives on the pedagogical practices of teachers. Students are encouraged to research changing practices, critically reflect on their own teaching practices and those of others, and develop a robust theoretical perspective on the profession and their own classroom practice.


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

  1. identify a range of theoretical perspectives on classroom practice, and critically examine these in light of their own developing practice
  2. demonstrate their understanding of a range of effective and inclusive teaching strategies for use in the primary classroom
  3. explore and develop their own pedagogical and classroom practice
  4. reflect upon their own practices in relation to effective teaching.


Assessment task 1 (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Assessment task 2 (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 1 hour lecture
  • 1 hour workshop

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • 10 hours of independent study per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study