In this unit Pre-Service Teachers (PSTs) are bringing together and applying their understandings of previous Specialisation Units to consider innovations in curriculum and pedagogy in education from the context of their two Specialisations. They will consider policy, theory and practice and how these relate to the innovations of education including the challenges of innovating in secondary schools. Students will consider the ways teachers advocate for change and the features of innovation design. The unit centres around three core questions:
1. What drives innovation in secondary schools?
2. What is teacher innovation and change and how that affects student outcomes?
3. How do I innovate and make change in the future?
Understandings around these questions will be developed through in-class experiential activities, DET policy and standards, study guides, FISO cycle and Excellence in Teaching and Learning documents, different theoretical practices and approaches, and workshops lead by experienced teacher practitioners.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Links to recommended texts for this unit will be provided to students via the Learning Management System (VU Collaborate)
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):