Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:March, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Parkville, On Campus
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours total commitment
|Corequisites:|| You must take the following subject in the same study period |
Study Period Commencement:
|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.|
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Kay Margetts
ContactEducation Student Centre
This subject will provide the general conceptual framework for understanding learning, teaching and curriculum. It will analyse the knowledge enhancement process from a range of evidence-based, theoretical and socio-cultural perspectives. Developmental trends in knowledge acquisition and the processes that facilitate it will be identified and evaluated. These include cognitive transformation, self-regulation, motivation and knowledge storage and retrieval and include physical, social, emotional and cognitive aspects.
Pedagogical approaches and conceptualisations of curriculum for fostering knowledge enhancement and effective learning will be developed within an integrated framework. Consistency of approach across pedagogy, curriculum and assessment will be stressed. The strategic role of the teacher in optimising student learning and managing the classroom climate and building relationships will be investigated. This will include strategies and approaches for activating, evaluating and monitoring learning in ways that are developmentally and contextually relevant and that build on the diverse backgrounds and experiences of students and the learning community.There will be strong emphasis on links with schools and critical reflection as a paradigm for teacher self-evaluation and professional learning.
On completion of this subject teacher candidates will be able to:
|Assessment:||There are 2 assessment tasks: |
|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 (Primary) |
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