Secondary Curriculum and Pedagogy 1

EDU60050 25 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 Hours

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

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

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 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.

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.