Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy 1

EDU60050 25 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours face to face + Blended and Swinburne Online

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Aims and objectives

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.

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

1. Research pedagogical approaches in teaching and learning of the discipline areas in secondary contexts.
2. Develop a scoped and sequenced unit of study (with a minimum of 6 lessons) for each discipline area.
3. Critically analyse a range of formative and summative assessment strategies in observing, monitoring, planning and teaching and learning.
4. Communicate how assessment data is useful for evaluating, supporting, and extending student learning.
5. Apply contemporary theories on anti-bias curriculum and pedagogies to secondary contexts and diverse learners.
From 2022 
1. Develop/review evidence-based approaches for effective teaching and learning in the context of the concepts, substance and structure of [METHOD/s]
2. Analyse technological pedagogical approaches that aim to maximise student learning outcomes in [METHOD/s]
3. Design effective teaching and learning sequences and lesson plans in [METHOD/s]
4. Evaluate and apply knowledge of a range of [METHOD/s] assessment strategies
5.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]