This unit incorporates professional experience in Secondary schools, which will form part of the assessment. The unit provides pre-service teachers with a sound understanding of curriculum and pedagogy in their specialisation discipline areas at the 7-10 level. They will critique and investigate a range of existing resources to teach their specialisation areas, including ICT. Specific information regarding curriculum and the teaching styles that practitioners in this discipline area use to facilitate student engagement will be examined. This unit supports students' capacity to plan for and implement effective teaching and learning sequences, and create specific lesson and unit plans. In addition, students will develop their capacity to differentiate learning activities and manage classroom activities and environments through the effective use of verbal and non-verbal communication strategies.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
ECP3101

Prerequisites

EEC1113 - Creativity and the Arts in Education

EEC2101 - Engaging Students: High Expectations for All

EEC2103 - Teaching Primary Science

EEC2105 - Primary Mathematics

EEC2106 - Approaches to Reading

Satisfactory completion of Year 2 primary school practicum. Successful completion of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Education students.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Articulate an understanding of key content in the year 7-10 Victorian Curriculum in their specialisation areas, and concepts and content in their specialisation areas, and apply this to develop a sequence of lessons.  
  2. Analyse the principles and practices of pedagogy in their specialisation areas for teaching Years 7 - 10 with a focus on engaging and differentiating learning for diverse student cohorts in safe and challenging learning environments  
  3. Critique a range of pedagogical approaches and resources, including ICT, that engages school students in their learning.  
  4. Plan for, and critically reflect on the teaching of their particular discipline specialisation/s in supervised teaching practice.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Report Teaching Pedagogies assignment 30%
Project Unit plans 50%
Review Microteaching 20%

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