Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy 1

EDU20051 25 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours face to face + Blended

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


237.5 cp in:
BB-EDSSC Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Science
BB-EDSBUS Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Business
BB-EDSART1 Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts
BB-EDSART Bachelor of Education (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts
BA-EDUSEC Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
Concurrent Pre-requisite

Aims and objectives

This unit prepares pre-service teachers to plan, teach and assess 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. Pre-service teachers will also explore feedback principles and reporting in the discipline contexts.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Investigate pedagogical approaches in teaching and learning of the discipline areas in secondary contexts
2. Design an effective unit of work for each discipline area drawing on a variety of resources and relevant curricula
3. Contrast and compare a range of formative and summative assessment strategies
4. Explain how assessment data is used to evaluate student learning and modify teaching practice
5. Evaluate differentiated teaching methods and their use to meet specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
6. Evaluate contemporary research into how students learn, of curriculum and pedagogies and the implications on teaching in secondary contexts, including diverse learners