METHODS A - CURRICULUM IN FOCUS

EDU4MLA

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

The purpose of this subject is to promote student understanding about scope and sequence in key areas identified by the Victorian Essential Learning standards (VELS) and their relationship with the principles of Learning and Teaching (PoLT). Students will be directed to resources associated with this material and will consider the following: Individual methods and integrated learning, content suitable for each year level, lesson and program planning, materials and resources, teaching styles suitable to the method, assessment and evaluation, catering for individual differences, curriculum planning in schools, teaching for life-long learning, application of learning technologies, Progression Points, and Literacy and Numeracy across the curriculum.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlan Mclean

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsClass Notes, Reading Lists, Prescribed web pagesPrescribed2016TBA
ReadingsLearning to Teach new times, new practicesRecommendedLatham, G et alOXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS, 2007
ReadingsSmart in the Middle GradesRecommendedTomlinson, C & Doubet, KHAWKER AND BROWNLOW, 2007

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Students will access and engage with material in online modules associated with scope and sequence in key curriculum documents such as the Australian Curriculum and VELS. Students reflect on knowledge gained about pedagogies for discipline areas, content associated with key learning areas, resources for lesson planning, assessment and evaluation, catering for individual differences, literacy, numeracy and ICT across the curriculum

Activities:
Students will post written reflections as directed to demonstrate critical reflection on key knowledge contained in the learning material. Students will access a range of resources associated with upper primary teaching , leading to the development and teaching a unit of work while on practicum placement
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Students will create a digital story related to a literacy outcome in upper primary and devise a series of lesson plans through which students could be directed to creating a similar digital story

Activities:
Students will explore software software options and create a multimedia digital story Students will then work with guidelines associated with upper primary literacy to create lesson plans to introduce, develop and conclude a similar activity with primary aged students.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Shepparton, 2017, Week 07-28, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlan Mclean

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop
Eight 5.0 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 blended.
"Directed online learning"

Scheduled Online Class
Two 1.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays and delivered via blended.
"Online learning"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Development of a Unit of Work for Years 5/650 01
Digital StoryPeer assessment30 02
Journal20 01