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ED2493 - Junior Curriculum 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

The subject will include critical investigation of the rationale for a selected learning area, the nature and design of the Australian Curriculum framework in this area and specific teaching models, strategies (including ICT use) and resources pertinent to this area, with particular reference to the Australian Curriculum (ACARA, 2017). These will be contextualised within the fundamentals of curriculum design, with a focus on constructive alignment of content, pedagogy and assessment to meet the needs of diverse learners. The subject develops pre-service teachers' competence in planning, implementing and evaluating/reflecting in their junior secondary area of teaching. The subject builds a repertoire of strategies informed by learning theories and scholarship. There is also an emphasis on authentic professional practice to develop pedagogical content knowledge through performance based assessment and engagement with the profession. To complement and enhance authentic practice and parent and community engagement with curriculum, a core strand of the subject will focus on communicating with and engaging carers/parents and the wider community resources.

Learning Outcomes

  • analyse the underlying theories of the discipline and how these have informed current curriculum frameworks and approaches;
  • build a repertoire of learning/teaching strategies in their teaching areas including strategies for teaching literacy, numeracy and ICT across the curriculum;
  • develop skills in planning, implementing and assessing a sequence of learning activities for the diverse needs of students;
  • develop knowledge of learning area requirements and a range of issues that impact on teaching and learning in secondary contexts;
  • communicate with peers, teachers and parents about the teaching and learning of the discipline.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (15%) - Individual
  • Written > Learning plan - (55%) - Individual
  • Performance/Practice/Product > Portfolio - (30%) - Individual.
Prerequisites: ED2491

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Dr Grace Jefferson
Lecturers: Ms Tamra Jones, Dr Grace Jefferson.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 24 hours workshops - 24 hrs on-campus workshops per teaching area (EXCL Science) or facilitator mode. 10 hrs on-campus workshops SCIENCE teaching area only. 14 hrs on-campus Laboratory Workshops SCIENCE teaching area only.
  • 5 hours online activity - CORE
  • 20 hours online Workshops - CORE
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Dr Grace Jefferson
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Louisa Tomas Engel, Ms Tamra Jones, Dr Subhashni Taylor, Dr Grace Jefferson.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 24 hours workshops - 24 hrs on-campus workshops per teaching area (EXCL Science) or facilitator mode. 10 hrs on-campus workshops SCIENCE teaching area only. 14 hrs on-campus Laboratory Workshops SCIENCE teaching area only.
  • 5 hours online activity - CORE
  • 20 hours online Workshops - CORE
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.