edu5mtm methods of teaching (middle)




Credit points: 15

Subject outline

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

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorCaroline Walta

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects EDU4MTM

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsFocus on inquiry: A practical approach to integrated curriculum planningRecommendedWilson, J., & Wing Jan, L (2003)CARLTON SOUTH, VIC.: CURRICULUM CORPORATION
ReadingsLearning in the middle years: More than a transitionRecommendedGroundwater-Smith, S., Mitchell, J., & Mockler, N. (2007)SOUTH MELBOURNE: THOMSON
ReadingsLearning links: Strategic teaching for the learner-centred classroomRecommendedMurdoch, K., & Wilson, J. (2004)CARLTON SOUTH, VIC.: CURRICULUM CORPORATION
ReadingsReflections on classroom thinking strategiesRecommendedFrangenheim, E. (2005)7TH ED, LOGANHOLME, QLD: RODIN EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANCY
ReadingsTeaching middle years: rethinking curriculum, pedagogy and assessmentRecommendedPendergast, D. & Bahr, N. (Eds) (2010)2ND ED, CROWS NEST, NSW: ALLEN & UNWIN
ReadingsTeaching: making a differenceRecommendedChurchill, 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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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Week 22-35, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorCaroline Walta

Class requirements

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."

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 22 - 22
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."


Assessment elementComments%ILO*
Portfolio teaching in middle years4001
Essay- Curriculum, motivation and engagement in middle years4002
Module responses2001