Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Parkville, On Campus
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours total commitment
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.|
CoordinatorMs Jeana Kriewaldt
ContactEducation Student Centre
The subject will develop teacher candidates understanding of the purposes, approaches and issues of teaching geography in the secondary classroom. The key areas of the course are planning and organisation; teaching and learning; recording and assessment; geographic skills; and resources for learning. The key concepts of geography will be studied with an emphasis placed on how each concept can be learned by 11 to 18 year olds.
The course includes a detailed study of senior geography including practical and theoretical issues in planning units of work from VCE Geography Study Design. State curriculum policy documents will be used to explore ways that geography can be organised to meet the different learning needs of students in the middle years of schooling.
Pedagogical approaches will include those that advance critical thinking, metacognition, inquiry and spatial literacy. Topics include the value and place of different kinds of geography and their links to other disciplines; the development of geographical skills and concepts; the relationship between geographical knowledge and participatory citizenship; the pursuit of respect and valuing of diversity; and a focus on the rights of all people; social justice and sustainability.
On completion of this subject teacher candidates will be able to:
There are 3 assessment tasks:
There are 2 hurdle requirements:
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Generic Skills:||On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to: |
Master of Teaching (Secondary) |
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
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