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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject student knowledge and skills are further developed in relation to pedagogical content knowledge, planning, implementation, assessment and reporting, and reflection. The emphasis is on effective teaching and learning within an Australian context, drawing upon the examples of current curriculum and professional frameworks.

Students consider, demonstrate and reflect upon a professional understanding of teaching method specific concepts, issues and developments, safety and legal responsibilities, application of learning technologies, audio-visual materials, and resources.

Cluster A Methods include Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, General Science, Psychology, Health Education, Physical Education, Outdoor Education, Technology Teaching, VET.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Cox

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Special conditions Students must have completed EDU5MTS before undertaking this subject. Students choose two Secondary Method Cluster subjects. Valid combinations are EDU5MA1 and EDU5MA2 (two methods in cluster A); EDU5MA1 and EDU5MB1 (one method from each cluster); and EDU5MB1 and EDU5MB2 (two methods in cluster B).


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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area, into effective learning and teaching sequences.

Introduction to Method/Cluster Planning Curriculum

02. Plan for, implement and reflect upon effective teaching and learning practices, utilising a range of strategies and resources to cater for diverse student needs and abilities.

Teaching Strategies, Learning Techniques

03. Develop strategies for creating and maintaining inclusive, engaging, supportive and safe learning environments, within school and/or system requirements.

Diversity in the Classroom

04. Demonstrate understanding of a range of discipline-appropriate strategies and approaches to assess, provide feedback and report on student learning.

Assessment and Reporting

05. Access and utilise professional, community and industry supports to broaden teaching knowledge and practice.


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