Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
10 x 3-hour workshops per semester
Prerequisites
Admission into MTS-Master of Teaching (Secondary)
Enrolment not permitted
1 of EDUC3525, EDUC9128G, EDUC9227 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.
Assessment
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

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

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