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|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Parkville, 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 course prepares teacher candidates to teach history and social education in the compulsory years of secondary schooling, as well as VCE history, international studies and classics. Students are encouraged to reflect on the purposes of history education and to engage with public debate as they consider 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 subject encourages teacher candidates to consider the knowledge, skills and values that they will foster in their classrooms and examines ways to tailor the curriculum to meet the needs of individual students. The subject has a focus on planning for learning, and this involves critical analysis of Victorian curriculum policies, as well as opportunities to reflect on theoretical issues that underpin the history curriculum. Key topics include: lesson design, co-operative learning activities, questioning techniques, critical thinking, inquiry method, empathy and resources. These areas are examined through the lens of discipline-based pedagogy.
The course engages with issues that link history to other disciplines such as global perspectives and social justice and seeks to produce skilled history teachers who reflect on their practice.
|Assessment:||There are 3 assessment tasks: An analytical exercise (1,500 words) due mid-semester (30%); A team teaching presentation that is delivered in class (20%); A unit of work (2,000 words) due end of semester (50%).|
|Prescribed Texts:||VCAA, History VCE Study Design. 2004. Collected Readings|
|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:
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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