EDS2401 Middle Phase Curriculum and Pedagogy
Pre-requisite: EDC1400 or EDU1010
Students must have successfully completed the entire previous year's professional experience courses in order to enrol in this course. 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.
This course will provide participants the opportunity to explore a range of issues for students in the middle years of schooling. Emerging professionals should have increased awareness of the different responses educational facilities have made to these issues. In particular, this course will focus on the curriculum design and delivery in the middle schooling cohort of students. This course aims to give educators increased understanding of issues for middle schooling, strategies for teaching in this area, a broadened perspective of education and to improve cross-sectoral communication. Emerging professionals will develop and design authentic learning experiences for students in the middle years. Students undertaking this course are required to successfully complete a 15 day professional experience placement in an approved educational setting. 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.