VET SECONDARY METHOD

EDU4VTM

2017

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is designed to establish a knowledge and skill base for pre-service teachers in the areas of curriculum, pedagogy, planning, assessment, evaluation and reporting for application in Vocational Education and Training (VET) programs provided to students in the senior years of secondary schooling (Years 10-12). The unit is designed to develop pre-service teachers' understanding of contemporary theory, concepts and skills in VET as applied in the school context with a particular focus on developing multiple pathways into workplaces and further education. Theoretical concepts, pedagogical principles, national Training packages and state accredited curriculum structures within VET programs are examined and applied in the design, implementation and evaluation of learning resources that are responsive to the needs of diverse learners.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Brown

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

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

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjects EDU4VM1

Special conditions Certificate IV in Training and Assessment or an approved equivalent. Occupational Health and Safety knowledge to deliver the particular Certificate units of competence, where appropriate.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsTraining in Australia,RecommendedTovey, M and Lawlor, D. (2008)PEARSON EDUCATION
ReadingsVocational education: purposes, traditions and prospects,RecommendedBillett, S. (2011)SPRINGER

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the general nature of vocational learning, Vocational Education and Training (VET) and competency-based training (CBT).

Activities:
Workshop activities where students identify critical elements of selected learning activities and modes of knowledge.

02. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the Australian national VET system. Including the quality systems, the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), Registered Training Organisations, Qualifications, Training packages, Units of competency, and Recognition of prior learning (RPL).

Activities:
Learning activities are both individual and group and undertaken through the teaching and learning sessions

03. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of how VET programs are run within secondary education and in secondary schools. Show understanding of how VET programs relate to Senior secondary certificates, such as School based apprenticeships and traineeships (SBATs), VCE VET programs, Block Credit programs, and regimes for scored assessment.

Activities:
Learning activities are both individual and group and undertaken through the teaching and learning sessions

04. Critically analyse, plan, synthesise and implement a range of vocational learning and teaching activities and sequences for senior secondary students (Years 10-12). These include a variety of pedagogical approaches and resources (including safe and ethical pedagogy, integration of literacy and numeracy and use of resources including ICT) appropriate to state and national curricula.

Activities:
Learning activities are both individual and group and undertaken through the teaching and learning sessions

05. Rationalise, describe, design and evaluate a unit of work involving a variety of teaching strategies that cater for individual differences in student learning across the full range of abilities in Vocational Education and Training.

Activities:
Learning activities are both individual and group and undertaken through the teaching and learning sessions

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2017, Week 09-18, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Brown

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 09 - 18
Four 7.0 hours lecture/workshop per study period on weekends during the day from week 09 to week 18 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Explanatory report = 1250 words30 01, 02
Design for a unit of work = 1500 words40 01, 03, 04, 05
Explanatory essay = 1250 words30 03