Innovation for Education

EDU80018 12 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 12 Hours face to face + Blended, and offered through SOL

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.


EDU80020 Professional Experience 2
EDU80051 Professional Experience 2
EDU70016 Supervised Professional Experience 2

Aims and objectives

The focus of this unit is on developing the pre-service teacher’s capacity to critically evaluate innovative approaches to teaching and learning. Underpinning this unit is the Design Thinking Methodology where pre-service teachers will implement a creative approach to contemporary innovative practices for teaching and learning using an inquiry model. Pre-service teachers will develop strategies for critical evaluation of a diverse range of approaches towards innovation and current practice. Pre-service teachers will integrate their knowledge to engage in a Problem Based approach to design, as well as creating and critically evaluating innovations in the education arena.

Unit Learning Outcomes: Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Critically examine contemporary teaching practice.
2. Identify, investigate and critically evaluate innovative approaches to curriculum, classroom practice and learning environments.
3. Critically examine innovative practice using a range of contemporary theories.
4. Critically evaluate innovative approaches within their specific discipline area.

Courses with unit

BA-EDUSEC Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
BB-EDSBUS Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Business
BB-EDSSC Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Science
BB-EDSART Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts
BB-EDSART1 Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts