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ED5225 - Secondary Curriculum 1

Credit points: 6
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available only to students enrolled in Graduate Diploma of Education (Secondary) [33506S O 33506]. Must be completed with or prior to ED5218.

This subject has been designed to equip pre-service teachers with the necessary knowledge and competencies to teach secondary curriculum areas to Year 9. The subject will include fundamentals of and current debates in, curriculum design. Teaching areas offered align with Learning Areas (English, Humanities and Social Science, Science, Health and Physical Education, Mathematics, Technologies, ARTS and LOTE). Students will normally select two KLAs. The subject will include investigation of the rationale for each learning area, the nature and design of the curriculum frameworks in each area including examples of Queensland and international jurisdictions. The subject will develop discipline specific lesson and unit planning, assessment and teaching strategies appropriate to junior secondary.

Learning Outcomes

  • construct and articulate a personal philosophy informed by the nature of knowledge and characteristics of developmentally appropriate and socially just curriculum in chosen areas;
  • evaluate various teaching methods, materials and ICTs as they relate to secondary school age student learning;
  • identify and evaluate the curriculum framework, content, processes and skills and different assessment modes in each teaching area;
  • create and evaluate modes of inquiry and structures appropriate to their chosen Learning Areas (LAs);
  • Incorporate a range of perspectives as part of teaching and learning programs wihthin the Learning Areas (LAs) including Indigenous and global perspectives.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
ED3212 ED3213 ED3214 ED3215 ED3216 ED3218 ED3221 ED3222 ED4210

Availabilities

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Lecturers: Dr Jo Balatti, Dr Kelsey Lowrie, Dr Leah Daniel, Dr Jocene Vallack.
Workload expectations:
  • 60 hours - up to 60 hours face-to-face teaching depending on curriculum areas
Assessment: in class assessment (20%); planning units (50%); centrally-administered final exam (30%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Lecturers: Dr Philemon Chigeza, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 60 hours - up to 60 hours face-to-face teaching depending on curriculum areas
Assessment: in class assessment (20%); planning units (50%); centrally-administered final exam (30%).

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.