This unit provides pre-service teachers (PSTs) with the opportunity to expand their knowledge of curriculum, pedagogy, and assessment in their specialised discipline areas for teaching secondary school students in years 7-12. PSTs will collaborate with their peers to determine major challenges within their specialisation areas, and identity potential innovative solutions to these. PSTs will seek input from end users (school students, teachers), experts, and entrepreneurs to assist them in developing a prototype of an innovation which can be applied in their specialist areas to improve student learning outcomes. PSTs will present their ideas to the class and the broader community and may implement their innovation in schools or other educational settings. This process will provide graduates who operate with an innovation mindset, so that they can teach the next generation of students who will need entrepreneurial skills, and also enhance their own opportunities for employment through traditional and non-traditional paths.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
ECP3104

Prerequisites

EEC2101 - Engaging Students: High Expectations for All

EEC2102 - Teaching Primary Mathematics 2

EEC2103 - Teaching Primary Science

EEC2104 - Creativity and the Arts

Satisfactory completion of Year 2 primary school practicum.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Investigate the major challenges in education in their specialisation area.  
  2. Collaborate with peers, experts, entrepreneurs and end users to facilitate the development of an innovative educational product.  
  3. Design and develop their innovation, and develop the appropriate ICT, communication, and other skills that are required to engage in this process  
  4. Experiment and revise their product through pilot testing and conversations with experts, entrepreneurs and end users.  
  5. Convince their peers, community members, and a panel of experts of the need, value, and contribution of their innovative educational product.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Project Description of educational challenge and brief literature review 20%
Project Prototype of Curriculum and Pedagogy innovation 60%
Presentation Project pitch competition 20%

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