Pre-service teachers deepen their expert content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge and highly effective classroom teaching in one of the priority areas of Science or Mathematics/numeracy or English/literacy in primary schools. Other subject disciplines may also be considered in negotiation with the unit facilitator/convenor. In the selected specialisation area pre-service teachers undertake an in-depth investigation into primary curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. They explore, investigate and report on aspects of twenty first century teaching and learning in rapidly changing global, social, economic, environmental and technological contexts that inform content, pedagogy, curriculum and assessment of students’ learning. Pre-service teachers investigate the research-teaching-practice nexus in learning about the importance of research for teacher preparation and professional practice aimed at improving students’ learning outcomes.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):