Discipline-Specific Pedagogy A

Subject EDUC90483 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

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

This subject is not offered in 2016.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 18 hours
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

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


This subject is not offered in 2016.

Subject Overview:

This compulsory 12.5 point subject builds on the students' previous training in the methodology of their discipline (Science, Mathematics, or Technology etc). It focuses on the language and pedagogy of the discipline they teach through English and introduces them to the methods favoured in modern western education. The focus is on all aspects of methodology in the particular discipline, including course design, a review of methodological approaches (e.g., process approaches, inquiry approach, etc), teaching techniques, assessment and materials selection, and the use of ICT. This subject may focus on one discipline but, depending on the needs of the particular cohort, may cover two disciplines from Science, Mathematics or Technology though usually the second discipline will be offered in "Discipline-Specific Pedagogy B".

Learning Outcomes:
  • Commitment to professional and academic ethics and excellence
  • Ability to set personal targets and plan to achieve them
  • Development of the students' ability to direct their own independent learning
  • Ability to discuss their discipline area in appropriate English and to communicate it to students
  • Ability to read critically and present material concisely and coherently in written and oral presentations relevant
  • Skills in observing teaching, evaluating it and applying their findings to their own teaching situations
  • Skills in reflecting upon, evaluating and developing their own teaching
  • Ability to develop pedagogical strategies appropriate to their teaching situation (in CLIL)
  • Reflect critically on their teaching, program planning and/or the management of relevant educational programs
  • Understand and apply principles of teaching, assessment and evaluation
  • An essay of 1000 words relevant to Objectives 1, 2, 3 and 8, due just before the mid-point of the subject (25%)
  • Notes for two different lessons in their discipline (equivalent in workload to a 1000 word essay), demonstrating achievement of Objectives 4, 5 and 6, due just after the mid- point of the subject (25%)
  • End-of-subject written examination equivalent to a 2000 word essay, the examination to be of 2 hours duration, relevant to objectives 1 to 8, due at the end of the subject (50%).

This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance at all tutorials, seminars and workshops.

Prescribed Texts:

A list of useful references and other sources will be provided.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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