METHODS OF TEACHING (MIDDLE YEARS)

EDU5MTM

2016

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-ordinatorSarah-Jane Lord

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects EDU4MTM

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources

Readings

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

Activities:
Students engage with learning materials in online modules and respond to reflective questions associated with content.

02. Demonstrate insight into the appropriateness of planning teaching and learning materials.

Activities:
Students develop integrated units of work to develop curriculum knowledge of humanities and arts in the primary school. Students develop strategies to develop literacy and numeracy skills in Health and Physical Education subjects.

03. Develop an understanding of the complexity involved in teaching young people at a particular stage of schooling.

Activities:
Students engage with learning materials in online modules and respond to reflective questions associated with content.

04. Develop levels of confidence in teaching.

Activities:
Students engage with learning materials in online modules and respond to reflective questions associated with content.

05. Links between theory and practice.

Activities:
Students develop integrated units of work to develop curriculum knowledge of humanities and arts in the primary school. Students develop strategies to develop literacy and numeracy skills in Health and Physical Education subjects. Students engage with learning materials in online modules and respond to reflective questions associated with content.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2016, Week 22-35, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah-Jane Lord

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 4.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend and delivered via online.
"Directed on-line learning activities."

Lecture/Seminar Week: 22 - 22
Seven 15.5 hours lecture/seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 22 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lectures at the on-campus intensive."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Learning Journal20 01, 03, 04, 05
Develop an Integrated Unit of work to include Humanities and Arts subjects40 01, 02, 05
Literacy and Numeracy Task in HPE40 01, 02, 05

Albury-Wodonga, 2016, Week 24-35, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSarah-Jane Lord

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class
One 4.0 hours scheduled online class per week on any day including weekend and delivered via online.
"Directed on-line learning activities."

Lecture/Seminar
Seven 15.5 hours lecture/seminar other recurrence on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Lectures at the on-campus intensive."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Learning Journal20 01, 03, 04, 05
Develop an Integrated Unit of work to include Humanities and Arts subjects40 01, 02, 05
Literacy and Numeracy Task in HPE40 01, 02, 05