EDS3450 Senior Phase Curriculum and Pedagogy
Pre-requisite: EDS2401 or EDS2402
This course will explore a range of curriculum issues for pre-service teachers to gain competence to teach in the senior years of schooling, the curriculum requirements of senior subjects and vocational certificated courses. Pre-service teachers will discuss the mandated elements of curriculum for certification, practice designing units of work linked to specific criteria, and to pre-specified learning outcomes in a competency-based framework. This course aims to give secondary educators increased understanding and confidence to deal with issues for senior schooling, strategies for teaching in their chosen disciplines, and to be able to modify curriculum for explicit teaching in vocational sectors. They will demonstrate an understanding of current curriculum policy in the senior phase and the implications for practice.