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EDM8001 STEM Curriculum and Pedagogy

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Education
Student contribution band : Band 1
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 24 May 2022

Requisites

Pre-requisite: EDS4402 or EDS4403 or EDS4404 or EDS4405 or EDS4406 or EDS4407 or EDS4408 or EDS4410 or EDS4411 or ITD3200

Overview

Teacher professional accreditation demands that secondary teaching graduates have a strong professional knowledge of discipline-specific curriculum and pedagogical studies within their chosen teaching areas. This course examines advanced pedagogical approaches within the broad cluster of STEM type disciplines. The content and skills in this course builds upon and extends the curriculum and pedagogy that was undertaken in the Teaching Area Specific Curriculum & Pedagogy Course taken in an earlier semester. This course enables preservice teachers to develop advanced pedagogies relevant to teaching areas within the sciences, mathematics, technology, engineering, geography and health through concentrated attention on the dispositions of your teaching area.

The course extends upon the earlier Curriculum and Pedagogy course and explores skills, knowledge and processes that are shared amongst the STEM disciplines. So often in practice, secondary teachers are required to teach beyond their two specific teaching areas that they learnt during their initial teacher education degree. This course specifically aims to increase preservice teachers' ability to teach beyond these areas by extending pedagogy and pedagogical content knowledge to other teaching areas within a broad cluster of STEM. You will develop an understanding and appreciation of the complexity and interrelatedness of the cluster of STEM disciplines and begin to see potential for designing learning experiences that broaden perspectives. There will also be opportunities in this course to extend your focus on discipline specific practices when you break into smaller groups that are discipline specific.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 3, 2022 Online
Date printed 24 May 2022