|Short Description:||Curriclm & Pedgy Jnr Secndry|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts|
|School or Department :||School of Education|
|Student contribution band :||Band 1|
|ASCED code :||070105 - Teacher Education: Secondary|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||5 March 2021|
This course introduces preservice teachers to curriculum and pedagogy for junior secondary learners. Preservice teachers will explore a range of issues and approaches relevant to adolescents in Years 7-10. This course focuses on curriculum design and delivery in the junior high school years. Preservice teachers will be introduced to relevant concepts, a range of learning contexts, and pedagogies tailored for the junior high school years in order to plan for and implement effective teaching and learning as stipulated in the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. Preservice teachers are asked to demonstrate an understanding of current curriculum content in their discipline area, policy in the junior phase and the implications for teaching practice. Preservice teachers learn to set learning goals, plan sequenced learning experiences and units, including selection of appropriate resources, and application of effective teaching strategies in their chosen disciplines.