CURRICULUM FOCUSSED METHOD
Credit points: 15
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.
SchoolSchool of Education
Subject Co-ordinatorPrem Kurup
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
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
Special conditions Must complete first and second year Discipline studies prior to enrolling in this subject.
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Curriculum:Action on Reflection||Recommended||Smith, D.L & Lovet T.J||SOCIAL SCIENCE PRESS, 2003|
|Readings||Education Dept Website||Recommended||http://www.education.vic.gov.au/teacher||Education Department|
|Readings||Effective Teaching Strategies Lessons from Research and Practice||Recommended||Killen, R||THOMSON SOCIAL SCIENCE PRESS VICTORIA (2007)|
|Readings||Effective Teaching: evidence and practice||Recommended||Muijs, D. & Reynolds, D.||SAGE PUBLICATIONS (2005)|
|Readings||Improving Student Achievement. A practical guide to assessment for learning||Recommended||Glasson, T.||CURRICULUM CORPORATION 2008|
|Readings||Learning Federation website||Recommended||www.thelearningfederation.com.au||Learning Federation|
|Readings||Learning in the Middle Years more than a transition||Recommended||Groundwater-Smith at al||THOMSON, 2007|
|Readings||Meet me in the Middle-Online text||Recommended||Wormelli, R.||STENHOUSE PUBLISHERS (2001)|
|Readings||Teaching: making a difference||Recommended||Churchill, Rick et al (2011)||JOHN WILEY & SONS|
|Readings||Technology Toolkit (introducing you to Web2.0)||Recommended||Bass, G. & Pearce, J. (2008)||NELSON|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Select appropriate theories, strategies and approaches in the development of classroom resources to improve student outcomes.
02. Demonstrate understanding of the role of networking and collaboration in the management, use and development of school resources.
03. Consider and apply cross and interdisciplinary thinking in resource development for school contexts.
04. Demonstrate understanding of the appropriate assessments required for teaching and learning and the information they give teachers about student knowledge, understanding and skills.
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Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBetina Przybylak
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"
|Development and group presentation of curriculum materials (Equivalent to 2,000-words)||50||02|
|Reflective Digital Story (equivalent to 1,000-words)||25||02, 03, 04|
|Weekly posts in Method Conversation (1,000-words)||25||01, 02|