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ED4210 - Secondary Teaching Area 1 Curriculum 2

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: School of Education (pre 2015)

Available ONLY to students enrolled in the BEd (Secondary). Students permitted to enrol in this subject will have met the prerequisite requirements of ED3488 and 69 credit points of undergraduate subjects from the approved education study plan. Cairns offering will only be available to students studying Biology, English, Geography, History and Science.

This subject deals with research and practices in curriculum and teaching relevant to the student's senior teaching area. Preservice teachers will explore the nature and design of the syllabi in each of their areas and develop discipline specific short and long term planning strategies, teaching and assessment repertoires appropriate to the senior years. A core component of this subject will include government policies, frameworks and quality assurance mechanisms relating to senior schooling including those relevant to vocational education and training. This subject will also explore the choices and options available to students post-school and the significance and potential for partnerships with industry and community to support curriculum delivery.

Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate an understanding and application of the concepts, substance and structures appropriate to senior subject areas, and demonstrate understanding of assessment moderation and its application in senior schooling;
  • plan learning goals, lesson sequences and student assessments that promote engaging and flexible learning experiences consistent with relevant curriculum frameworks;
  • identify strategies for supporting student transition through community and industry engagement;
  • review and critically analyse the legislative, administrative and organisational policies and processes pertinent to senior schooling;
  • demonstrate Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at an assured level.
Prerequisites: ED3488 and 69 credit points of undergraduate subjects
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
ED4291 ED5225 ED5226

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Kelsey Lowrie
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Maree Dinan-Thompson, Dr Peta Salter, Mr Jason Gray.
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours lectures - 1 hour core lecture per week for all students
  • 30 hours - Specialist Curriculum Areas - Up to 30 hours lectures or other delivery as advised.
Assessment: task 1: core strand: in-class test (25%); task 2: curriculum strand: curriculum unit/portfolio (50%); task 3: curriculum strand: performance task (25%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Assessment will vary according to strand. Above allocation is indicative only.

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 27-Mar-2014
Coordinator: Dr Kelsey Lowrie
Workload expectations:
  • 10 hours lectures - 1 hour core lecture per week for all students
  • 30 hours - Specialist curriculum areas - up to 30 hours lectures or other delivery as advised.
Assessment: task 1: core strand: in-class test (25%); task 2: curriculum strand: curriculum unit/portfolio (50%); task 3: curriculum strand: performance task (25%).
Special Assessment Requirements: Assessment will vary according to strand. Above allocation is indicative only.

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.