Individualising Learning and Teaching 2

Subject EDUC90582 (2015)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:

July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 07-Jul-2015 to 30-Sep-2015
Assessment Period End 19-Oct-2015
Last date to Self-Enrol 24-Jul-2015
Census Date 31-Jul-2015
Last date to Withdraw without fail 11-Sep-2015

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

170 hours

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Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

This subject will develop a deeper and more complex understanding of the conceptual framework on which the program is built. 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 a strong focus on linking assessment and reporting to teaching and learning, ensuring coverage of cognitive, affective, physical and aesthetic domains. Links between assessment and curriculum are examined and linked to evidence-based developmental frameworks. Skills in combining assessment evidence of learning to form objectives for teaching and overall summative assessments for recording and reporting purposes will be developed. Consistency of approach across pedagogy, curriculum and assessment will again be a major theme.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Describe key characteristics of curriculum and pedagogy that are developmentally and contextually relevant and build on diverse backgrounds and experiences of students;
  • Evaluate and critique teaching practice and curriculum implementation from relevant research-validated perspectives;
  • Identify, design and defend differentiated and focussed intervention strategies for each student related to the content to be taught;
  • Identify appropriate teaching and learning resources for intervention strategies;
  • Report to stakeholders about student learning and make recommendations for support and intervention;
  • Reflect critically on their own learning, teaching and assessment practices and identify implications for their own professional growth.

There are three assessment tasks:

  • Test/s (60 minutes in total, 1000 words equivalent) Beginning of semester, 20%
  • Assessment writing task (1250 words equivalent) Mid-semester, 35%
  • Data analysis task & professional learning plan (1750 words) End of semester, 45%

Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs/online classes) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.

Prescribed Texts:

Griffin, P. (Ed). (2014). Assessment for Teaching. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.

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:

  • Develop and implement learning experiences that create a balance between the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, and the search for meaning and understanding;
  • Work in teams with skills in cooperation, communication and negotiation;
  • Be flexible and able to adapt to change through knowing how to learn;
  • Be independent of mind, responsible, resilient and self-regulating;
  • Evaluate and sue constructive criticism of their work and the work of colleagues.

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