edu3cfm curriculum focussed method




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.

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


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 Department
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 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

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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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBetina Przybylak

Class requirements

WorkShopWeek: 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%ILO*
Development and group presentation of curriculum materials (Equivalent to 2,000-words)5002
Reflective Digital Story (equivalent to 1,000-words)2502, 03, 04
Weekly posts in Method Conversation (1,000-words)2501, 02