This unit incorporates professional experience in Secondary schools, which will form part of the assessment. This unit provides pre-service teachers (PSTs) with a comprehensive knowledge of curriculum and pedagogy in their specialised discipline areas for teaching year 11 and 12 students. PSTs will focus on engaging their peers in a student-centred learning environment in order to practice innovative and engaging pedagogies for senior secondary students. PSTs will develop their capacity to plan lesson sequences at the senior level, to differentiate learning and to determine student's knowledge using formative and summative assessment. This content will provide graduates with the skills and capacities to participate as competent and reflective members of the teaching profession.

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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. Derive innovative and engaging lessons and lesson sequences from the VCE specialisation area curriculum and study guide.  
  2. Analyse the pedagogies, principles and practices of teaching senior students in their specialisation areas in comparison to year 7-10.  
  3. Articulate knowledge of how students learn at senior secondary levels in their specialisation area, and the role of differentiation in developing effective teaching plans.  
  4. Design, trial and evaluate a sequence of lessons which employ a range of teaching resources, strategies, and approaches to assessment that support inclusive student participation and engagement at the senior secondary level  
  5. Evaluate relevant assessment strategies including, informal and formal, diagnostic, formative and summative and how these approaches can be applied to assess senior secondary students' learning.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Review Review of Senior Secondary pedagogies 30%
Report Series of lesson plans including relevant assessment 40%
Presentation Peer Presentation of a SAC 30%

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