units

EDF4899

Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Mrs Karen Marangio

Notes

This unit is part A of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with part B (EDF4900).

Synopsis

This unit develops students' understanding of varied methods and practices in the teaching and learning of the disciplines and subjects in their specialist field, with an emphasis on secondary school. Through this general method unit, students develop skills in a number of areas including lesson and unit planning, developing learning outcomes for students, differentiating the curriculum and individual planning for diverse learner needs, selection and preparation of appropriate teaching resources and assessment strategies and selection of appropriate content and teaching procedures for their specialist field. In the general method unit, the focus is on developing pedagogy relevant to learners in the secondary years and to the Australian Curriculum.

Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate and apply their understanding of varied methods and practices in the teaching and learning of disciplines and subjects in their specialist field, with an emphasis on the secondary school
  2. develop and share exemplars of lessons and units encompassing differentiated curriculum and individual planning for diverse learner needs and to meet curriculum expectations in secondary schools
  3. select and use appropriate resources and strategies for the teaching of disciplines and subjects in secondary schools in varied settings
  4. understand and utilise policy and curriculum from Australia to inform teaching and learning in the secondary years
  5. understand how to generate and implement assessment strategies and data which inform pedagogy.

Assessment

Annotated lesson plans for specialist curriculum (can include individual and/or group work) (2000 words or equivalent per student, 50%)
Unit of work for Australian secondary curriculum (can include individual and/or group work) (2000 words or equivalent per student, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

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

  • 2 contact hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • 10 hours of independent study per week