1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 x 2-hour tutorial weekly
1 Admission into BEDMSSBA-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Arts
1a Admission into BEDMSSBSC-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Science
1b Admission into BEDMSSBHS-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Health Sciences
1c Admission into BEDMSBA-Bachelor of Education (Middle School), Bachelor of Arts
1d Admission into BEDMSBHS-Bachelor of Education (Middle School), Bachelor of Health Sciences
1e Admission into BEDMSBSC-Bachelor of Education (Middle School), Bachelor of Science
1f Admission into BEDSBA-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Arts
1g Admission into BEDSBHS-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Health Sciences
1h Admission into BEDSBSC-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Science
1i Admission into BEDMSSEBDS-B Education (Middle & Secondary/Special Ed), B Disability Studies
1j Admission into BEDSBSE-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Special Education
2 EDUC3628 - Numeracy and ICT Across the Middle and Secondary Curriculum
2a EDUC2323 - Students with Numeracy Difficulties
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j) and (2 or 2a))
Topic description
This topic explores contemporary issues in middle schooling. The areas examined include the developmental needs of adolescents, areas for action for middle schooling, the challenges of being a middle years educator, the role of middle schooling in a changing world and middle school curriculum frameworks. Students will also be provided with the opportunity to explore their role as a teacher-researcher in the area of middle schooling.
Educational aims
The aim of the topic:

  • examine constructions and representations of adolescence

  • investigate the areas for action in bridging the gap between middle schooling philosophy and practice

  • consider the challenges of being a middle schooling teacher

  • examine middle schooling curriculum frameworks

  • consider self efficacy and the role of research in forming and informing the middle years educator and middle schooling
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic students will be able to:

  • develop an understanding of unique needs of adolescent students

  • reflect on the evidence as to whether middle schooling works in order to make considered judgements and take action on middle schooling

  • demonstrate a clear understanding of the roles and challenges associated with being a middle schooling teacher