ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION MODELS

EDU3AEM

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students investigate, become knowledgeable about, and become empowered to deliver and assess, the various alternative learning models in Victoria in a variety of settings. Students consider various applied learning options (VCAL, VET, SBAs), and their power and implementation in different educational settings including: secondary schools, alternative schools e.g. Community Learning Houses/Networks, and TAFE.

SchoolEducation

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJacolyn Weller

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesUnderstanding is consolidated by meeting in 'expert' groups researching the same topic prior to presenting to their group. Peer and self assessed. Investigation of Applied Learning Principles through active and hands on activities for each principle. Interview students and teachers regarding the learning, assessments and outcomes of the program. Identification and discussion of key components observed. Group brainstorms of possible Passion projects modelled and mapped to template. Experiential workshop to explore the range and impact of Specific Learning Disorders eg Dyslexia. Demonstrate understanding and application of strategies to accommodate for SLDs and Trauma  through learning activity design.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesEDU2EOE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate an understanding of a variety of alternative education models and their curriculum documents, history and philosophy that are available to young people
02. Demonstrate familiarity and understanding of the pedagogical knowledge of how alternative education models are taught
03. Develop the capacity to plan and develop, teach and assess programs which provide alternative education models
04. Demonstrate an understanding of the connection between a broad range of complex student circumstances and flexibility and differentiation in education for young people

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJacolyn Weller

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 h lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Task 1 : An Inquiry Research Project Present an alternative education model (1500 word equiv) Peer and Self Assessed in class time, moderated and summarised by the lecturer.

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2

Task 2 : Develop an integrated / cross curriculum unit of applied learning (2500 word)

N/AOtherIndividualNo65 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4