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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours total commitment
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
|Subject Overview:||The subject explores methods of teaching psychology in secondary schools. This subject develops teacher candidates’ understanding of the place of this learning area in contemporary goals of school in Australia and in the Victorian curriculum in particular. By considering the principles of learning and teaching that underpin effective classrooms and the research that supports these principles, this subject will widen teacher candidates’ appreciation of exemplary teaching in this area. The course will examine the aims, curriculum content, approaches and strategies for teaching VCE Psychology; together with the resources necessary to support such teaching. Other approaches to the teaching of psychology, such as the Internal Baccalaureate will be explored, together with teaching psychology below the VCE level. The subject will encourage teacher candidates to review the variety of theoretical frameworks and research methodologies used within psychology; and explore important issues in the teaching of the subject, such as the increasing concerns about ethical issues in the conduct of psychological research.|
|Assessment:||There are 2 assessment tasks: Annotated lesson plans (2, 000 words) due during the semester (50%); An individual teaching presentation followed by a written evaluation (2, 000 words) due as individually scheduled. (50%)|
|Prescribed Texts:||VCAA, Psychology VCE Study Design. 2004|
|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 be able to: |
Master of Teaching (Secondary) |
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
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