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EDM5000 Planning for Learning: Introduction to 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 be enrolled in the MOLT

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 //


This course provides an introduction for pre-service teachers entering the teaching profession to the basic concepts and developmental issues connected to research and the skills and strategies for learning to teach in an educational setting. Pre-service teachers will begin to explore a range of planning styles, ranging from single lessons to a sequence of learning episodes, and then to unit plans, with provisions made for diversity among learners. The course aims to provide opportunities for pre-service teachers to develop their general teaching skills and pedagogical content knowledge through systematic reflection and the integration of assessment (for, through and of) content, learning and teaching. Embedded within the course is a 15 day Professional Experience under the supervision of a mentor teacher.

Course offers

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