CURRICULUM FOCUSSED METHOD

EDU3CFM

2018

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential. Innovation and Entrepreneurship is about using your creativity to generate new ideas, understand and solve complex problems and thrive in a fast-changing world.

Subject outline

In this method subject, students delve more deeply into the curricula of their chosen disciplines and learn about a range of strategies that can be applied in those disciplines. Students also investigate cross or interdisciplinary approaches that are taken in some schools. Students develop resources, through research, collaboration and processes that promote creativity, problem solving, and the associated development and management of new ideas. Students could apply what they have learnt to generate new ideas for curriculum resources and approaches to teaching. Students get competence to fully develop and present these ideas, and reflect on the opportunities and risks associated with implementing these new curriculum ideas.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPrem Kurup

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Only available to students enrolled in the following courses: EBTP - Bachelor of Teaching (Primary), EBTS - Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary), EBOCE - Bachelor of Outreach and Community Education, EBTOCE - Bachelor of Teaching (Outreach and Community Education), AZAAE - Bachelor of Arts/Arts Education, SZSSE - Bachelor of Science/Science Education

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Must complete first and second year Discipline studies prior to enrolling in this subject.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTeaching: Making a DifferenceRecommendedChurchill, R. et al., 2011John Wiley & Sons, Australia
ReadingsImproving Student Achievement: A Practical Guide to assessment for learningRecommendedGlasson, T., 2008Curriculum Corporation
ReadingsEngaging Minds: Culture of Education and Practice of TeachingRecommendedDavis, B. et al., 2015Taylor and Francis
ReadingsEffective Teaching Strategies: Lessons from Research and PracticeRecommendedKillen, R., 2007Thomson Social Science Press Victoria
ReadingsEffective Teaching: Evidence and PracticeRecommendedMuijis, D. & Reynolds, D., 2005SAGE Publications
ReadingsLearning Federation websiteRecommendedwww.thelearningfederation.com.au.
ReadingsLearning in the Middle Years more than a transitionRecommendedGroundwater-Smith at alTHOMSON, 2007
ReadingsMeet me in the Middle-Online textRecommendedWormelli, R.STENHOUSE PUBLISHERS (2001)
ReadingsTeaching: making a differenceRecommendedChurchill, Rick et al (2011)JOHN WILEY & SONS
ReadingsTechnology Toolkit (introducing you to Web2.0)RecommendedBass, G. & Pearce, J. (2008)NELSON

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Capacity to apply appropriate theories, strategies and approaches in the development of classroom resources to improve student learning outcomes.

Activities:
TBE
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

02. Demonstrate understanding of the role of networking and collaboration in the management, use and development of school resources.

Activities:
TBE
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

03. Consider and apply cross and inter disciplinary thinking in resource development for school contexts in terms of flexibility and creativity in developing ideas and resolving complex problems.

Activities:
TBE
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

04. Demonstrate understanding of the appropriate assessments required for teaching and learning and the information they give teachers about student knowledge, understanding and skills.

Activities:
TBE
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

05. Generate new ideas and understand, experience and reflect the dynamics of change, and apply this understanding to the generation and development of new ideas.

Activities:
TBE
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPrem Kurup

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 13 - 20
Two 8.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 13 to week 20 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus one hour of online learning per week"

WorkShop Week: 16 - 16
One 3.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 16 to week 16 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus one hour of online learning per week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Weekly posts in conversations between group members (3,500 words equivalent)Group and Individual Product #A new generation teacher capable of generating an effective management of new ideas#. Document made by two students containing self and group reflections, and product.50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Development and group presentation of curriculum materials (1,000 words equivalent)In class group presentation.50 02, 03, 04, 05