Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:February, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours |
Total Time Commitment:
Admission to the Master of Teaching (Secondary)
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 Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Lisa Mckay-Brown
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
This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance at all tutorials, seminars and workshops.
|Prescribed Texts:|| |
Woolfolk, A & Margetts, K (2016) Educational Psychology (4th ed.), Pearson Education.
|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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