Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2014.
|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.
Study Period Commencement:
Semester 1, Semester 2
|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.
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Education Student Centre
234 Queensberry Street
Call: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject will provide the general conceptual framework for understanding learning, teaching and curriculum. It will examine how learning can be enhanced from a range of evidence-based, theoretical and socio-cultural perspectives. Developmental trends in how knowledge is acquired, how learning occurs 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, cultural and cognitive aspects.
Pedagogical approaches and conceptualisations of curriculum for fostering the enhancement of knowledge and effective learning will be developed within an integrated framework. The development of a repertoire of approaches across pedagogy, curriculum and assessment will be stressed. The strategic role of the teacher in optimising student learning, developing a culture of learning and building relationships will be investigated. This will include strategies and approaches for accessing, 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 students will be able to:
The subject covers a range of the National Professional Standards for Teachers (for Graduate Teachers). In particular, the subject will contribute to students attaining the following standards:
1.1 Physical, social and intellectual development and characteristics of students
1.2 Understand how students learn
2.4 Understand and respect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians
3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs
3.3 Use teaching strategies
3.5 Use effective classroom communication
4.1 Support student participation
5.2 Provide feedback to students on their learning
6.2 Engage in professional learning and improve practice
6.4 Apply professional learning and improve student learning
7.1 Meet professional ethics and responsibilities
• One 2,500 word essay, due in week 7, 60%
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject, students will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:
Master of Teaching (Secondary) |
Master of Teaching (Secondary)
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