INTERDISCIPLINARY CURRICULUM: WHAT IS IT AND WHY DO IT ?
Credit points: 15
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
Subject Co-ordinatorShem Macdonald
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG
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
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Sound knowledge of relevant curriculum documents including the interdisciplinary strand of AUSVels.
02. Pedagogical content knowledge that fosters student learning through action based and interdisciplinary inquiries.
03. Familiarity with how curriculum connections are made in a variety of primary school settings and year levels.
04. Appreciation of the role of research, information technology and additional resources to scaffold student learning and extend their own professional learning.
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Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBetina Przybylak
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
|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|