SUPPORTING MIDDLE YEARS STUDENTS: LEARNING & TRANSITIONS
Credit points: 15
In this subject students gain an understanding of School systems which are giving increased attention to the middle years of schooling (Years 5-9). Drawing on cross-disciplinary knowledge, students study youth across late childhood through the early adolescence years, (10-15 years), their personal development, and their biological, social, and schooling transitions. Associated with these understandings is an examination of the contexts within which contemporary youth now live. Finally, there is an exploration of the pedagogic and supportive strategies that can be adopted to enhance both student learning and student well-being for this age group.
SchoolSchool of Education
Subject Co-ordinatorBruce Pridham
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG
Equivalent subjects EDU4MYL
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Teaching Middle Years: Rethinking Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment (2nd Edition)||Prescribed||Pendergast, D. & Bahr, N. (2010)||CROWS NEST: ALLEN & UNWIN|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Demonstrate understanding of youth across late childhood through the early adolescence years (10-15 years), their personal development, and their biological, social, and schooling transitions.
02. Demonstrate understanding of and ability to critically evaluate the pedagogic, environmental and supportive strategies used to enhance learning and well-being for students in the Middle Years.
03. Draw conclusions from observations made during school visits and critically evaluate Middle Years learning.
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Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBruce Pridham
Placement - Off Site
Two 4.0 hours placement - off site per study period on weekdays during the day from week 37 to week 38 and delivered via face-to-face.
"School immersion program"
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Plus one hour of online learning per week"
|Middle Years School Evaluation & Pedagogical Toolbox||20||01, 02, 03|
|Negotiated Assessment Tasks||Students will select from list of tasks.||40||01, 02, 03|
|Middle Years Unit Critique||40||01, 02, 03|