* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
This unit offers an introduction to curriculum frameworks (state and national) and the associated range of pedagogies involved in teaching and learning. Curriculum documents are not value-neutral; they are constructed by people who have particular viewpoints/perspectives/ideologies about education and schooling, and are implemented in a 'context that is part of the social, political and economic structures of society' (Brady & Kennedy, 2003, p. 3). These viewpoints affect the
'what' of the curriculum (as in, what to teach) as well as the
'how' (as in, how to teach). Through this unit you will develop a capacity to think critically about the way curriculum is constructed, and the implications of this construction for your professional practice. This unit, therefore, is a mix of the theoretical and practical as it is important to come to an understanding that teaching happens within a broad social, political, and economic context.
Throughout this unit, you will examine teaching strategies that fulfil particular purposes and apply that knowledge within a group environment to specific classroom contexts. The use of information communication technologies are embedded throughout this unit. Through collaborative group work this unit aims to foster innovation, professionalism, collegiality and ethical and equitable practice in all students.
Assessment Task 1: Critical reading tasks 50%
Assessment Task 2: Discussion paper 50%
On campus: Online lecture and 2 hr tutorial supported by weekly readings on-line content and discussion opportunities x 13 weeks.
Distance: Online lecture, weekly readings and activities x 13 weeks.
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web dependent - L,W Some parts of this unit will be taught online
Fully online - H,I,O,N This unit is taught entirely online
Resource supported teaching & learning - L,W Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
Resource dependent teaching & learning - H,I,O,N Independent study with provided resources replaces face-to-face or other classes (e.g. lectures)
About Flexible Study Options
INTERNATIONALISATION This unit includes specific international contexts/case studies.
This unit includes international cross-cultural issues/skills.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.