EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy
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.
Students must have completed two units prior to enrolling in this course.
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.