INTERDISCIPLINARY CURRICULUM: WHAT IS IT AND WHY DO IT ?

EDU4IDC

2016

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject provides pre-service teachers with a firm grounding in the threshold knowledge required for working with interdisciplinary curricula and integrated learning. The focus is on developing understandings of what interdisciplinary education is, how has it been done in education systems in the past, how it is currently managed, and how could it be done in the future. Students develop understandings about the theories and practices associated with the creation and management of, and assessment within, learning programs and environments that place specific emphasis on integrated and interdisciplinary learning. The subject is structured around activities that enable students to make links between theoretical concepts about interdisciplinary curricula and learning and practical applications of these 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 / EBOCE - 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, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorShem Macdonald

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*
A 1500 word essay demonstrating understandings of interdisciplinary learning.35 03, 04
Group task (2500 words). Develop, present and peer assess interdisciplinary unit of work.65 01, 02, 03, 04