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EDG5000 Designing for Learning

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 : 070199 - Teacher Education not elsewher


Pre-requisite: Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: GDTL or GDTO

Other requisites

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 //


Through this course pre-service educators are introduced to concepts and developmental issues connected to research and the skills and strategies of observation necessary to apply these to an educational setting. The influence of the similarities and differences in both learners and learning environments will be explored in relation to effective educational practice. They will explore the range of social and political forces that interact to shape the nature of educational contexts and environments within educational sites. Students will begin to explore a range of planning styles, ranging from single lessons to a sequence of learning, with provisions made for diversity amongst learners.

The course aims to provide opportunities for students to develop their general teaching skills and pedagogical content knowledge through systematic reflection: the integration of assessment (for and of learning), content, learning and teaching. The course provides for 15 days of Professional Experience to an identified school.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2016 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2016 Online
Semester 2, 2016 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2016 Online