Learning Area A1

Subject EDUC90596 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Year Long, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Intensive
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: You must have taken the following subjects prior to enrolling in this subject
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Corequisites: None
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.


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Subject Overview: These subjects will build on the work done in Discipline-Specific Pedagogy, further developing the associates’ understanding of and capabilities in the curriculum, pedagogy and assessment of their specific teaching areas. The subjects will be
taught largely online and through individual mentoring. Particular attention will be paid to developing skills in planning and sequencing and in developing a wide range of productive teaching strategies and strategies for monitoring, assessment and evaluation. Associates will be encouraged to link their classroom practice to key theory and research into the teaching of the particular subject. Ongoing online interaction will promote a strong sense of peer sharing, supporting the students in
continuously reflecting on their own developing philosophy of teaching in their Learning Area.
Objectives: On completion of this subject associates will be able to;
  • Demonstrate enhanced competency in the teaching of concepts, knowledge and skills in their learning area;
  • Develop coherent learning sequences in accordance with curriculum frameworks, catering for the diversity of student learners;
  • Deploy a broad range of teaching and assessment strategies appropriate to the content they are teaching and the learners’ needs;
  • Design classroom resources that embody best practice in their learning area;
  • Identify areas for ongoing personal learning.

Assessment: A reflective discussion of a range of resources, designed or collected during the first semester of teaching, due near the beginning of Semester 2 (2000 words: 50 per cent);
A reflective report on designing, implementing and evaluating the effectiveness of an assessment strategy, due in the assessment period (2000 words; 50 per cent)
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: On completion of the subject, associates will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
  • Be skilled communicators who can effectively articulate and justify their practices as knowledgeable agents of change;
  • Be flexible and able to adapt to change through knowing how to learn;
  • Understand the significance of developing their practice on the basis of research evidence;
  • Work in teams with skills in cooperation, communication and negotiation;
  • Be independent of mind, reasonable, resilient, self-regulating;
  • Have a conscious personal and social values base.

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