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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Unit aim

Enhances and broadens the KLA-specific strategies for teaching and learning Science or HSIE encountered in Advanced Secondary Curriculum & Pedagogy I. Students develop a comprehensive knowledge of the philosophies and theories that form and frame contemporary learning experiences. Assessment practices are critically evaluated in light of the context of learning in the 21st Century. Innovative solutions are generated to account for the implications of social and cultural diversity, and the differentiation of learning in the secondary Science or HSIE classroom. Students are required to explain and justify their innovations, drawing upon the relevant theory to support their judgement.
 

Unit content

  1. Implications and applications of contemporary philosophical and theoretical perspectives in Science or HSIE
  • Examining evidence of mechanisms that allow discipline-specific developments to impact upon secondary Science of HSIE teaching
  • Appropriate professional responses to discipline-specific advances. 
  1. Assessment of 21st Century knowledge: evaluating, judging and justifying contemporary assessment practices
  • Deploying current pedagogical theory in the development of assessment
  • Integration of new and emerging ICT for ongoing formative assessment
  • Strategies for assessing students with different learning needs
  • Strategies for assessing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
  • Strategies for assessing culturally diverse learners
  • Strategies for assessing students with challenging behaviours

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Demonstrate a critical understanding of specific discipline philosophies and theories; and articulate a coherent explanation of how they connect to and influence classroom pedagogy.
2 Critically evaluate assessment strategies in existing curriculum and support documents in the context of learning in the 21st Century.
3 Generate innovative assessment solutions to cater for: learner differentiation; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students; cultural diversity; and students with behavioural challenges.
4 Demonstrate skills in evaluation, judgement and justification.
5 Demonstrate well-developed written and oral communication skills, as appropriate to the needs and expectations of the profession.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate a critical understanding of specific discipline philosophies and theories; and articulate a coherent explanation of how they connect to and influence classroom pedagogy.
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  2. Critically evaluate assessment strategies in existing curriculum and support documents in the context of learning in the 21st Century.
    • GA4:
  3. Generate innovative assessment solutions to cater for: learner differentiation; Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students; cultural diversity; and students with behavioural challenges.
    • GA2:
    • GA5:
    • GA7:
  4. Demonstrate skills in evaluation, judgement and justification.
    • GA6:
  5. Demonstrate well-developed written and oral communication skills, as appropriate to the needs and expectations of the profession.
    • GA6: