units

EDF4900

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 Second semester 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Mrs Karen Marangio

Notes

This unit is part B of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with part A (EDF4899).

Synopsis

This unit further 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 the later years of the secondary school. In this second general method unit, students continue to 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. The focus is still on developing pedagogy relevant to learners in the secondary years and to the Australian Curriculum, but also includes examples from education systems outside of the Australian context. This includes how to develop pedagogy in school systems where mainstream resources are not available, so that students are prepared to teach across the world in varied settings.

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 in the senior years and with an emphasis on secondary schools in varied settings
  2. develop and share examples of lessons and units encompassing differentiated curriculum and individual planning for diverse learner needs and to meet curriculum expectations in secondary schools in varied settings
  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 and elsewhere to inform teaching and learning in the secondary years
  5. understand how to generate and implement assessment data and strategies which inform pedagogy.

Assessment

Annotated lesson plans for meeting diverse learner needs in specialist curriculum (can include individual and/or group work) (2000 words or equivalent per student, 50%)
Portfolio of strategies utilising information and communication technologies (ICTs) (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