units

EDF4512

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
OfferedGippsland First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Leonie Kronborg (Clayton); Dr Margaret Plunkett (Gippsland)

Synopsis

This unit provides a framework for students to understand giftedness and the practices associated with gifted education from a theoretical perspective and through the assessment tasks provides opportunities for both critically reflective appraisal and practical application of new understandings. It requires students to critically examine current understandings and practices relating to teaching highly able students from a national and international perspective. A focus of the unit is on development of differentiated curricula to engage all ability levels and gifted students in particular.

Outcomes

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

  1. examine their beliefs about giftedness and gifted behaviour and critique these in relation to research findings
  2. identify issues and practices associated with identification of and provision for gifted students
  3. reflect on and evaluate the theory and practice relating to pedagogical and organisational strategies associated with the field of gifted education
  4. interpret and utilise models used in a range of national and international settings to cater for gifted students
  5. explore and develop differentiated instructional strategies and curricula which challenge a range of abilities and are suitable for mainstream classrooms.

Assessment

Reflective journal (3000 words, 70%)
Practical application: a differentiated curriculum unit (1000 words, 30%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

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

  • 3 contact hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements

  • 9 hours of independent study per week

Prerequisites

Enrolment in pre-service teacher education qualification, Bachelor of Education or Graduate Diploma of Education

Prohibitions

EDF4241