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EDC1400 Foundations of Curriculum and Pedagogy

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Student contribution band : National Priority - Teaching
ASCED code : 070100 - Teacher Education


Pre-requisite: Students must have completed two core courses from their recommended enrolment pattern. Students must be enrolled in BEDU or BECH or BVET.

Other requisites

Students must have completed two core courses from their recommended enrolment pattern prior to enrolling 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 practica/researching with children under the age of 18, in the state of Queensland must hold a valid Blue Card OR Exemption Card
If undertaking placement outside of Queensland you must ensure that all relevant checks are completed and evidence of this is provided to the Professional Experience Team //


This course focuses on developing a beginning understanding of curriculum and pedagogy and how educators might create relevant and meaningful teaching episodes 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 be covered. Students will also discover a variety of effective pedagogical approaches, including sector specific ones, ranging from understandings of play and pedagogy through to the concept of pedagogy related to youth and adult education. Basic behaviour management skills, questioning skills and planning through backward mapping are presented.

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, 2016 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2016 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2016 Online
Semester 2, 2016 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2016 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2016 Online