METHODS B - INTEGRATING CURRICULUM

EDU4MLB

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students develop an understanding about how to construct authentic, integrated learning experiences for Middle Years students, and how to locate and analyse resources which will assist in presenting engaging curriculum experiences to students in this age group. There is also a focus on ensuring that students have strategies for assisting learners with a range of difficulties. The development of ICT skills and their use in both teaching and learning underpin this subject.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAlan Mclean

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites EDU4MLA

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 develop an understanding about how to construct authentic, integrated learning experiences for Middle Years students and how to locate and analyse resources which will assist in presenting engaging curriculum experiences to all students in this age group. This unit is underpinned by use of ICT in curriculum to improve motivation and engagement.

Activities:
Students will engage with reading and resource material and write reflectively on a range of related understandings as part of the online module associated with this subject. Students will develop a unit of work appropriate for secondary teaching.

02. Students will engage with a range of options involving Web 2.0 tools, interactive games, learning programs and apps and evaluate their potential use in school curriculum in terms of their capacity to motivate and engage learners.

Activities:
Students select an ICT option and comment on its application for engaging, motivating and personalising learning. Students post this in a shared space and comment on the posts of others to mazimise learning from the activity.

03. Students will engage with the posts of other students concerning the application of an ICT initiative to a learning context and reflect on how this has contributed to their own learning.

Activities:
Students will post a reflective comment which focuses on their own learning in response to other students# posts about effective use of an ICT tool in a learning program for school children.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Shepparton, 2017, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAlan Mclean

Class requirements

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

Problem Based Learning
One 2.0 hours problem based learning per week on any day including weekend and delivered via online.
"Directed online learning"

Lecture/Workshop
Eight 4.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on any day including weekend and delivered via face-to-face.
"On-campus intensive classes"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Online module - journal responses. Four written responses of 250 - 300 words per response20 01
Use of technology to motivate and engage in the Middle Years - written report - 1000 words30 02, 03
Creating a unit of work - secondary focus.50 01