Unit description

Develops and extends the foundations of teaching and teaching practice as experienced in Year 1 through: (i) the study of contemporary research and practice about teaching based on the principles of authentic and productive pedagogy and (ii) the satisfactory completion of in-school experiences including five (5) observation and planning days and a three (3) week block practicum.

Unit content

1. What is the quality teaching agenda? 
2. Introduction to productive and authentic pedagogies 
3. Significance: Helping to make the learning meaningful 
4. Intellectual quality: Producing deeper understanding of concepts, skills and ideas 
5. Quality learning environment: Creating classrooms focused on learning 
6. Integrating a Productive Pedagogy approach: Implications for planning 
7. Integrating a Productive Pedagogy approach: Implications for teaching 
8. Integrating a Productive Pedagogy approach: Implications for assessment and evaluation 
9. Inclusive practice: Indigenous perspectives 
10. Connecting syllabus outcomes with the principles of Productive Pedagogy 
11. Producing lesson plans with a Productive Pedagogy emphasis 
12. Preparing for the block practicum 
13. Practicum experience

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

Teaching and assessment


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