10 x 3-hour workshops per semester
1 Admission into BEDMSSBHS-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Health Sciences
1a Admission into BEDMSSBA-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Arts
1b Admission into BEDMSSBSC-B Education (Middle & Secondary Schooling), B Science
1c Admission into BEDSBHS-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Health Sciences
1d Admission into BEDSBA-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Arts
1e Admission into BEDSBSC-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Science
1f Admission into BAMTS-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1g Admission into BSCMTS-Bachelor of Science, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
2 EDUC2320 - Learners and their Development - Middle and Secondary Schooling
3 40.5 Units of study
4 13.5 Units of DRAM topics
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g) and 2 and 3 and 4)
Enrolment not permitted
1 of EDUC3525, EDUC3531A, EDUC3643, EDUC4728A has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
There is no specific prior knowledge that is required. Students are assumed to have basic word processing skills and the ability to work independently and in groups.
Assignment(s), Tutorial presentation, Oral, Tutorial participation
Topic description
This topic focuses on the relationship between curriculum, pedagogy and context. It develops students’ knowledge, skills and understandings of aspects of context that influence decision-making in relation to teaching, learning and assessment in diverse settings. The focus is particularly on the middle years of schooling.
Educational aims
This topic further develops students’ knowledge, skills and understandings in designing teaching and learning programs and resources for a specific learning area, according to particular school contexts and learners.
Expected learning outcomes
For successful completion of this topic students will:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of contextual factors that shape curriculum, teaching, learning and assessment practices

  • Be able to design short term (unit and lesson) teaching and learning programs for a particular learning area and demonstrate understandings of integrated curriculum and pedagogy

  • Select, analyse and adapt resources available to support the implementation of a teaching and learning program

  • Explain decisions made in designing teaching, learning and assessment plans, in relation to a particular school context and learners