Unit aim

Provides a student-focused strategy aimed at developing curriculum and assessment design skills that positively impact on learning and on teaching. Principles and practices for using (school) student assessment results to reflect on teaching and to inform planning are emphasised. The unit enables students to consider emerging pedagogies, the design of learning spaces, new media and virtual learning.

Unit content

Module 1: Curriculum design development

  • Understanding curriculum
  • Aligning curriculum with pedagogy
  • Aligning curriculum with assessment

Module 2: Assessment and reporting

  • Understanding assessment
  • Assessment for learning, assessment of learning
  • Feedback, record keeping and reporting learning

 Module 3: Emerging pedagogies

  • Learning spaces
  • New media and ICT
  • Virtual learning

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Churchill, R, Ferguson, P, Godinho, S, Johnson, N, Keddie, A, Letts, W et al. , 2013, Teaching: Making a difference, 2nd edn, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd, Milton, QLD.

Session 3

  • Churchill, R, Ferguson, P, Godinho, S, Johnson, N, Keddie, A, Letts, W et al. , 2013, Teaching: Making a difference, 2nd edn, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd, Milton, QLD.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Structured online learning NA (weekly)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10)
Assessment
Online Test50%
Presentation50%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Structured online learning NA (weekly)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10)
Assessment
Online Test50%
Presentation50%

Lismore

Teaching method
Structured online learning NA (weekly)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (10)
Assessment
Online Test50%
Presentation50%

Online

Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour (3 weeks)
Structured online learning NA (weekly)
Assessment
Online Test50%
Presentation50%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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