INTERDISCIPLINARY CURRICULUM: WHAT IS IT AND WHY DO IT ?

EDU4IDC

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject we provide primary education students with a firm grounding in the threshold knowledge required for teaching interdisciplinary learning. The focus is on student skill development in the key areas of what interdisciplinary education is, how has it been done in schools and education systems in the past and present, how could it be done now and in the future and why interdisciplinary learning matters. Students develop understandings about the theories and practice associated with learning, teaching and the creation and management of learning environments with specific emphasis on the teaching and assessment of interdisciplinary learning. The subject is structured around performance activities that enable students to make links between theoretical contexts and practical applications in teaching.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorShem Macdonald

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Sound knowledge of relevant curriculum documents including the interdisciplinary strand of AUSVels.

Activities:
TBE

02. Pedagogical content knowledge that fosters student learning through action based and interdisciplinary inquiries.

Activities:
TBE

03. Familiarity with how curriculum connections are made in a variety of primary school settings and year levels.

Activities:
TBE

04. Appreciation of the role of research, information technology and additional resources to scaffold student learning and extend their own professional learning.

Activities:
TBE

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBetina Przybylak

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
1500-word essay on assessment and moderation in interdisciplinary learning.35 03, 04
Group tasks: Develop online unit of work (2000 words 50%), Peer moderation feedback (500 words 15%)65 01, 02, 03, 04