EDG2000 Designing for Learning
Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTL or GDTO
Students must be available for a prescribed period of time to undertake a placement in a school or other approved site as required in this course. State law in Queensland (Australia) requires that all adults working/undertaking professional experience/researching with children under the age of 18, in the state of Queensland are required to possess a current suitability card (Blue Card). (See "Other Requirements" for further information.) Also see: http://www.usq.edu.au/education/professional-experience/blue-card
Through this course pre-service educators are introduced to basic concepts and developmental issues connected to research and the skills and strategies of observation necessary to apply these to an educational setting. The influence of the similarities and differences in both learners and learning environments will be explored in relation to effective educational practice. They will explore the range of social and political forces that interact to shape the nature of educational contexts and environments within educational sites. Students will begin to explore a range of planning styles, ranging from single lessons to a sequence of learning, with provisions made for diversity among learners. The course aims to provide opportunities for students to develop their general teaching skills and pedagogical content knowledge through systematic reflection: the integration of assessment (for & of learning), content, learning and teaching. The course provides for 15 days of Professional Experience to an identified school.