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EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Education
School or Department : Education
Version produced : 21 July 2014

Requisites

Pre-requisite: Students must have completed any TWO courses from any of the following Subject areas: EDC or EDH or EDO or EDU or EDX. Students must be enrolled in BEDU, BECH or BVET.

Other requisites

Students must have completed two units prior to enrolling 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

Synopsis

This course will focus on a beginning understanding of curriculum and pedagogy and how educators might create relevant and meaningful teaching to enhance student learning, in a range of educational settings. Beginning educators will be introduced to selected theories of curriculum and (at times contested) notions of pedagogy. The basics of curriculum planning and pedagogical practice across a variety of learning contexts and curriculum areas will also be introduced. Students in this course will reflect on their past experiences and current knowledge in relation to their practical experience in schools or other learning and teaching contexts. Those already working as trainers in TAFE colleges and other industry settings will use their understanding of the theory to inform their current and future practice. Curriculum decision making and pedagogical practices will be explored as both a collaborative and systematic process. A 10 day professional experience placement is attached to this course. NOTE: Minimum enrolment numbers apply to this offering. Should enrolments not reach the minimum number required for on-campus study, students may be transferred to the ONLINE offering and advised of this change before semester commences.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2013 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 1, 2013 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2013 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2013 Online
Semester 2, 2013 On-campus Fraser Coast
Semester 2, 2013 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2013 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2013 Online