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ED5957 - Junior Secondary Curriculum II

Credit points: 3
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

The primary goal of this subject is to develop, to an introduced level, the specialised pedagogical content knowledge for planning, teaching and assessing required by GSTs in the second of two selected teaching areas at the Grade 7 to 10 level. The subject will focus on the Australian Curriculum and C2C (ACARA, 2017, DET 2015b); and develop understanding of appropriate behaviour support and management practices necessary for creating positive and engaging classroom learning environments. Specifically, methods which cater to the diversity of students in a selected class will be examined. Emphasis is placed on developing pedagogical understandings and integrating the General Capabilities (specifically Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding and Intercultural Understanding) required of secondary school teachers in the selected curriculum area, for a diverse student group. GSTs who complete this subject will be able to demonstrate, the knowledge and skills necessary in planning for and managing classrooms, creating a supportive learning environment and differentiating curriculum.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in planning for and assessing diverse students, using the ACARA Curriculum;
  • Demonstrate sound knowledge of classroom and behaviour management skills, including identification of appropriate skills to respond to students displaying challenging behaviour;
  • Demonstrate understanding of a broad range of strategies that support inclusive student participation, engagement and learning in a selected curriculum area;
  • Demonstrate understanding of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers;
  • Integrate General Capabilities, specifically Personal and Social Capability, Ethical Understanding and Intercultural Understanding, in a selected curriculum area and enact practices that attend pedagogically to these demands.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Introductory curriculum and pedagogy subject concurrent with ED5956 and no assumed knowledge

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Cliff Jackson
Lecturers: Dr Donna Rigano, Dr Cliff Jackson.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 18 hours lectures - Web-enhanced lectures
  • 18 hours workshops/Seminars - Facilitated workshops in a selected curriculum area
  • 7 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: assignments (20%); numeracy and literacy demands of a subject (20%); planning and teaching reflection (60%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 28-Mar-2019
Coordinator: Dr Cliff Jackson
Lecturers: Dr Donna Rigano, Dr Cliff Jackson.
Workload expectations:

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

  • 18 hours lectures - Web-enhanced lectures
  • 18 hours workshops/Seminars - Facilitated workshops in a selected curriculum area
  • 7 days professional Experience
  • assessment and self-directed study
Assessment: assignments (20%); numeracy and literacy demands of a subject (20%); planning and teaching reflection (60%).

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.