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EDF3024

Faculty of Education

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This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2016 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.

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Education

Coordinator(s)

Dr Judy Williams

Offered

Peninsula

  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Notes

This unit is part B of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with part A (EDF3023).

Synopsis

This unit continues the development of students' understanding of varied methods, practices and research in the teaching and learning of disciplines, subjects and learning priorities in primary schools, with an emphasis on the later years of primary school. Through this advanced pedagogy unit, students build on their prior learning of discipline principles and concepts and practice from across the course to further develop skills in a number of areas including lesson and unit planning, developing learning outcomes for students, differentiated curriculum and individual planning for diverse learner needs, selection and preparation of appropriate teaching resources and assessment strategies, and the selection of appropriate content and teaching procedures. The focus of the unit is on developing pedagogy relevant to older primary learners and to curriculum in diverse Australian contexts and 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 capable of teaching 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, practices and research in the teaching and learning of disciplines, subjects and learning areas in the later years of the primary school
  2. develop and share examples of lessons and units encompassing differentiated curriculum and individual planning for diverse older learner needs in primary schools
  3. select and use appropriate resources and strategies for the teaching of disciplines, subjects and learning priorities in primary schools in varied settings and socio-economic settings outside of Australia
  4. understand and utilise policy and curriculum from Australia and elsewhere to inform teaching and learning in the later years.

Assessment

Research essay on curriculum and pedagogy relevant to mainstream or diverse school contexts (can include individual and/or paired work) (2000 words or equivalent per student, 50%)
Teaching resources for either an Australian or non-Australian context upper primary years curriculum (can include individual and/or paired work) (2000 words or equivalent per student, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester 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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Chief examiner(s)

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