METHODS OF TEACHING (MIDDLE YEARS)
Credit points: 15
In this subject, the key aspects of the Australian Curriculum as these relate to the Middle Years of Schooling (Years 5-9) are addressed. Students focus on the structure, content and strategies for learning and teaching young people who are at a stage of schooling where they build breadth and depth. Students develop an understanding of the content and approaches in teaching within and across each of the disciplines. Interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary perspectives provide a context to allow students to explore pedagogical strategies to enhance both students' learning and well-being during this stage of schooling. Cross curriculum capabilities of literacy, numeracy and ICT are also addressed.
SchoolSchool of Education
Subject Co-ordinatorCaroline Walta
Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo
Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters
Equivalent subjects EDU4MTM
|Resource Type||Title||Resource Requirement||Author and Year||Publisher|
|Readings||Focus on inquiry: A practical approach to integrated curriculum planning||Recommended||Wilson, J., & Wing Jan, L (2003)||CARLTON SOUTH, VIC.: CURRICULUM CORPORATION|
|Readings||Learning in the middle years: More than a transition||Recommended||Groundwater-Smith, S., Mitchell, J., & Mockler, N. (2007)||SOUTH MELBOURNE: THOMSON|
|Readings||Learning links: Strategic teaching for the learner-centred classroom||Recommended||Murdoch, K., & Wilson, J. (2004)||CARLTON SOUTH, VIC.: CURRICULUM CORPORATION|
|Readings||Reflections on classroom thinking strategies||Recommended||Frangenheim, E. (2005)||7TH ED, LOGANHOLME, QLD: RODIN EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANCY|
|Readings||Teaching middle years: rethinking curriculum, pedagogy and assessment||Recommended||Pendergast, D. & Bahr, N. (Eds) (2010)||2ND ED, CROWS NEST, NSW: ALLEN & UNWIN|
|Readings||Teaching: making a difference||Recommended||Churchill, R. et al (2012)||2ND ED, MILTON, QLD: JOHN WILEY & SONS|
Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes
01. Students focus on the structure, content and strategies for learning and teaching students in the middle years of schooling within and across disciplines
- students engage with learning materials in online modules and respond to reflective questions associated with content
02. Students explore pedagogical strategies and issues of motivation and engagement associated with working with young adolescents in disciplines and trans-disciplinary contexts in the middle years of schooling
- students observe and record experiences of working with students in MY classes during TEB. Students respond by recording observations in a portfolio. Students reflect on issues of motivation and engagement in a structured essay.
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Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Week 22-35, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCaroline Walta
Scheduled Online Class
One 2.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend and delivered via online.
"Directed on-line learning activities."
Two 4.0 hours lecture/seminar per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Two preliminary half-day sessions at the on-campus intensive."
|Portfolio teaching in middle years||40||01|
|Essay- Curriculum, motivation and engagement in middle years||40||02|