|Short Description:||Curriclm & Pedgy Snr Secndry|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||National Priority - Teaching|
|ASCED code :||070105 - Teacher Education: Secondary|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
This course begins with building in-depth understanding for issues that impact the senior school and aims to give secondary educators increased understanding and confidence to deal with these senior schooling issues. Pre-service teachers also gain understanding and experience in responding to organisational requirements in order to apply these effectively in their teaching practice. Discussions and applications aim to develop their understanding for effective planning for effective teaching, covering mandated elements of curriculum and practice in designing units of work that create alignment of curriculum, assessment and pedagogy. The course continues to build knowledge and skills developed in the previous courses covering teaching and learning in the middle school. Pre-service teachers are asked to demonstrate an understanding of current curriculum policy in the senior phase and the implications for practice. This occurs through developing teaching strategies in their chosen disciplines and includes learning to adjust curriculum for explicit teaching in different sectors. Pre-service teachers learn to plan across school, unit and lesson levels, including sequencing learning experiences, integrating assessment for learning and providing feedback as a learning tool.