Not currently offered

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

The focus in this subject is on developing understandings about approaches to learning and teaching relevant to the discipline specific curriculum and pedagogical studies. Students develop their capacity to design and create productive, high quality learning experiences for 21st century secondary and post-compulsory learners within their disciplines. Students engage in critical inquiry about current models of curriculum and build their capacity to understand and interpret educational policy and pedagogical approaches, in relation to learning outcomes and learning experiences, in diverse educational settings, focused on their discipline areas.


Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorBernadette Walker-Gibbs

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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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 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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Understand and interpret latest research on the characteristics of secondary aged learners and their needs
02. Develop a critical understanding of the role of curriculum in secondary and post-compulsory settings
03. Demonstrate capacity of working with the National Curriculum and other curriculum models in secondary and post-compulsory contexts
04. Synthesise and apply understandings of curriculum, planning and assessment to demonstrate capacity for designing and creating high quality learning experiences
05. Develop critical awareness and capacity to participate in open to learning conversations, share ideas and practices and engage in collaborative reflection and practitioner research.

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