Learning Area LOTE 1

Subject EDUC90453 (2012)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.

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

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:

Semester 1, 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

Parkville, On Campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours total commitment. 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.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
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 Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.

The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the HDisability Liaison Unit websiteH: Hhttp://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/H


Dr Russell Cross


Education Student Centre
Subject Overview: 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. Particular emphasis will be on developing all school students, monolingual or bilingual, to be competent in a new language and intercultural understanding’ and of making the experience of language learning an educational one. Teacher candidates will be introduced to commonly used print and ICT language learning resources; and will be taught a range of techniques for employing them, and for linking their work across the curriculum in interdisciplinary learning.

On completion of this subject, teacher candidates will be able to:

  • Appreciate the place of this learning area in Australian curriculum
  • Describe an exemplary classroom in this learning area
  • Develop lesson plans based on a sound theoretical knowledge of language and learning;
  • Use a repertoire of practical techniques for teaching their language(s) and the intercultural awareness vital to using it(them) appropriately;
  • Use the study of their language to lead learners to an understanding of the nature of language and its fundamental role in human learning, expression and interaction;
  • Work in a collaborative environment where reflection on the group's activities, processes and goals forms an integral part of the learning.

There are 2 assessment tasks:

  • Designing a communicative task (1000 words) due mid semester (35%)
  • Designing a unit of work (3000 words) due end of semester (65%)
Prescribed Texts: Collection of readings.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: Teacher candidates in this subject will develop the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to
  • Establish their practice on the basis of research evidence about the nature of language and language use;
  • Develop their skills in cooperation, communication and negotiation, so as to work collaboratively with colleagues;
  • Have a clear personal and social values base.

Related Course(s): Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Master of Teaching (Secondary)

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