edu4ima issues in ed a teaching




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students study current research in teaching and learning. Material covered is categorized under the following headings: The Process of Learning; Teaching and Diversity; Relationships with Students including Management and Discipline; Literacy and Numeracy.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCaroline Walta

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClass Notes, Reading Lists, Prescribed web pagesPrescribedN/AN/A
ReadingsEffective Teaching: Evidence and practiceRecommendedMuijs, D & Reynolds, DSAGE PUBLICATIONS 2005
ReadingsLearning to Teach new times, new practicesRecommendedLatham, G et alOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2007
ReadingsTeaching Challenges and DilemmasRecommendedGroundwater-Smith, S., Ewing, R., & Le Cornu R.,(ONLINE TEXT) THOMSON, MELBOURNE, 2003
ReadingsTeaching and Learning in indigenous educationRecommendedHarrison, N.OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2008

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Observe and compare approaches to the teaching of literacy and numeracy in the early and middle years of primary school

Students will spend nine days observing in a year 1-2 classroom and then a year 3-4 classroom to develop understandings of pedagogy and practice associated with the teaching of literacy, numeracy and its integration with ICT.

02. Access and critically reflect on learning materials associated with issues associated with the process of learning, teaching and diversity and planning for teaching

Students will attend intensive workshops to learn about planning for teaching and learning management theory and practice. Students will engage with material in online modules to learn about key ideas in how learning occurs and the implications for teaching- and then reflect on that material.

03. Critically review current literature on two of three topics associated with catering for student diversity

Students will research and critically review literature on catering for student diversity in areas of special needs, gifted and gender education. This material will also be shared in discussion both online and in face to face intensives.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Shepparton, 2015, Week 07-28, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCaroline Walta

Class requirements

Eight 4.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend and delivered via face-to-face.
"On-campus intensive classes"

Problem Based Learning
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on any day including weekend and delivered via online.
"Directed online learning"

Scheduled Online Class
Three 1.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays and delivered via online.


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Literature review and reflection3503
Online journal2002
Reflections on Primary Years4501