Overview

This unit aims to prepare pre-service teachers to plan and teach in their discipline drawing on key curriculum documents. In this unit, students gain knowledge of the principles and practices of teaching and learning. Working with key curriculum documents, pre-service teachers will evaluate contemporary approaches to secondary teaching contexts. They will explore a range of formative and summative assessment practices and strategies for observing, monitoring and planning for teaching and learning -service teachers will also explore feedback principles and reporting in the discipline contexts.

Teaching periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
26-February-2024
26-May-2024
Last self-enrolment date
10-March-2024
Census date
31-March-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
12-April-2024
Results released date
02-July-2024
Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
29-July-2024
27-October-2024
Last self-enrolment date
11-August-2024
Census date
31-August-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
13-September-2024
Results released date
03-December-2024

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Develop/review evidence-based approaches for effective teaching and learning in the context of the concepts, substance and structure of [METHOD/s]
  • Analyse technological pedagogical approaches that aim to maximise student learning outcomes in [METHOD/s]
  • Design effective teaching and learning sequences and lesson plans in [METHOD/s]
  • Evaluate and apply knowledge of a range of [METHOD/s] assessment strategies
  • Examine the purposeful, creative and collaborative uses of digital literacies and ICT as resources for differentiation and student engagement in [METHOD/s], and as professional tools in teaching [METHOD/s]

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Live Online
Lecture
2.00 12 weeks 24
On-campus
Class
2.00 12 weeks 24
Specified Activities
Various
8.00 12 weeks 96
Unspecified Activities
Various
13.00 12 weeks 156
TOTAL300

Swinburne Online

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Online
Directed Online Learning and Independent Learning
37.50 8 weeks 300
TOTAL300

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
PortfolioIndividual 40% 1,2,3,4,5 
PortfolioIndividual 40% 1,2,3,4,5 
PresentationGroup 20% 1,2,3,4,5 

Content

  • Contemporary secondary teaching contexts related to Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) and Technological Pedagogical and Content Knowledge (TPACK).
  • Discipline-specific structure, content, concepts and skill development in the [METHOD]
  • Principles of effective teaching for understanding [METHOD]
  • Application of [METHOD] related pedagogical approaches 
  • Unit planning: template types and unit evaluation 
  • Assessment strategies and discipline-specific feedback that can support and enhance students’ learning outcome in [METHOD]
  • Digital literacies and use of ICT in [METHOD] 
  • Differentiation in [METHOD] at the junior and senior secondary school levels 

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.