Linking Curriculum and Pedagogy

Subject EDUC90595 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

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

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours.
Total Time Commitment:

120 hours. 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:

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Subject Overview:

This subject will examine the transformation of interdisciplinary knowledge into pedagogical content knowledge, and strategies for optimizing student learning. The construction of curriculum within the context of schooling will be explored and the development of interdiscipline knowledge across the secondary years will be tracked. Mandated curriculum documents relevant to the Learning Areas, such as (for Victorian associates) VELS and the VCE Study Designs, will be introduced. The associates will develop lesson plans, micro lesson and reflection.

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this subject, associates should be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with key curriculum policy documents relating to relevant currciulum frameworks;
  • Plan and evaluate learning and teaching experiences in coherent sequences of lessons in accord with these curriculum policies;
  • Acknowledge and respond to student diversity and different learning styles;
  • Describe an exemplary classroom and best practice in learning and teaching;
  • Use digital technologies effectively to promote learning in their classrooms;
  • Articulate their personal philosophy of teaching.
  • Complete two lesson plans to be taught during the MGSE Summer Program and provide a reflection on each of the lessons taught, 1600 words equivalent. Due during the initial intensive, 40%
  • Design a series of 4-5 lesson plans showing a teaching sequence (2400 words or equivalent). Due during summer semester, 60%
Prescribed Texts:

Fisher, D. & Frey, N. (2008), Better learning through structured teaching: A framework for the gradual release of responsibility, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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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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