units

EDF3023

Faculty of Education

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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
OfferedNot offered in 2015

Notes

This unit is part A of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with part B (EDF3024).

Synopsis

This unit further develops students' understanding of varied methods and practices in the teaching and learning of disciplines, subjects and learning priorities in primary schools. Through this advanced pedagogy unit, students build on their prior learning of discipline and practice principles and concepts from across the course to further develop skills in a number of areas including lesson and unit planning, achieving learning outcomes for students, developing differentiated 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. The focus of the unit is on developing pedagogy pertinent to policy, curriculum and research relevant to the early years of primary school.

Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate and apply their understanding of varied methods, practices and research in the teaching and learning of disciplines, subjects and learning areas in the early years of the primary school
  2. develop and share examples of lessons and units encompassing differentiated curriculum and individual planning for diverse learner needs
  3. select and use appropriate resources and strategies for the teaching of disciplines, subjects and learning priorities in the early years
  4. understand and utilise policy, curriculum and research to inform teaching and learning in the early years.

Assessment

Lesson plans for an early years discipline area (can include individual and/or group work) (2000 words or equivalent per student, 50%)
Early years or primary unit of work (can include individual and/or group work) (2000 words or equivalent per student, 50%)

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

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