EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy (FOEDU)

Semester 2 (ONC)Toowoomba (ONC)Fraser Coast (ONC)Springfield (WEB)Toowoomba

Semester 3 (WEB)Toowoomba

Units 1.0 (070100) Band 5

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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 developed as 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 EXT or WEB offering and advised of this change before semester commences.