Credit points: 15

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.

FacultyFaculty of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBetina Przybylak

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

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

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCurriculum:Action on ReflectionRecommendedSmith, D.L & Lovet T.JSOCIAL SCIENCE PRESS, 2003
ReadingsEducation Dept WebsiteRecommended
ReadingsEffective Teaching Strategies Lessons from Research and PracticeRecommendedKillen, RTHOMSON SOCIAL SCIENCE PRESS VICTORIA (2007)
ReadingsEffective Teaching: evidence and practiceRecommendedMuijs, D. & Reynolds, D.SAGE PUBLICATIONS (2005)
ReadingsImproving Student Achievement. A practical guide to assessment for learningRecommendedGlasson, T.CURRICULUM CORPORATION 2008
ReadingsLearning Federation
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

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBetina Przybylak

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus one hour of online learning per week"


Assessment elementComments%
Development and group presentation of curriculum materials (Equivalent to 2,000-words)50
Reflective Digital Story (equivalent to 1,000-words)25
Weekly posts in Method Conversation (1,000-words)25