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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this unit pre-service teachers will develop introductory knowledge of curriculum theory and of social and political influences on the development of curriculum frameworks used in schools in Australia. Pre-service teachers will use the Australian and Victorian Curriculum frameworks as the basis for understanding the broad aims for designing curriculum and assessment programs. Pre-service teachers will use formal and informal data to diagnose and inform the effective teaching that underpins planning for teaching and learning. They will examine measurement of learning to recognise and develop teacher impact in professional experience. Theoretical frameworks for curriculum design and selection of assessment to support effective learning and planned teaching sequences will be implemented and supported by personal and professional goal setting to maximise student learning. The first stages of effective reporting on academic performance are explored. Pre-service teachers will undertake 15 days of professional experience.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorKaren O'Reilly-Briggs

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

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

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesOnline material and intensive workshops

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be enrolled in EBTE or EBTEB


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


Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectPartial subject

Total hours/days required15 days – 105 hours

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsAll students will be required to hold a valid Working with Children (WWC) Check prior to undertaking professional placements as part of this subject

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critically examine how educational, social and political trends influence curriculum development and how these inform equitable assessment practices to support student learning
02. Examine and apply assessment and feedback strategies and be able to demonstrate informal and/or formal, diagnostic, formative and summative approaches to assess student learning.
03. Critically analyse the different purposes and outcomes of consistent assessment and the role of the teacher in the planning and implementation of curriculum and assessment cycles to meet the needs of diverse learners
04. Apply data to inform planning for teaching to improve student-learning outcomes. Through analysis and problem solving pre-service teachers will identify and modify teaching and develop set learning goals to meet diverse learner needs
05. Demonstrate research-based knowledge of the underlying principles and practices of report writing.

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