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EDS2401 Junior Secondary 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 : 18 May 2022


Pre-requisite: ESP1200 or EDC1400 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Programs: BEDU or BSED
Co-requisite: ESD1100


This course further builds on understandings of the professional practice of teaching. This course is required under the Professional Standards for Teachers in relation to planning units and therefore organising and sequencing subject content for effective learning experiences. A key consideration is that curriculum and pedagogy should be designed to be developmentally responsive and meet the diverse needs of junior secondary learners. This course includes a Professional Experience placement of fifteen (15) days where pre-service teachers are expected to demonstrate the ability to plan lesson sequences.

This course prepares pre-service teachers to design and construct developmentally responsive curriculum and pedagogy for junior secondary learners. In the process, it emphasises the need to be aware of key developmental touchstones and to meet the diverse needs of learners. The course caters for the range of maturational variation among young adolescences and recognises the implications of transition from primary to secondary schooling. The course explores why effective design of curriculum and pedagogy, including embedded ICTs, promotes effective schooling and how local education can be shaped to meet specific learning needs, including the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander learners.

A 15-day professional experience placement is attached to this course. For full details of the Professional Experience particulars, please refer to the Professional Experience website and the Professional Experience Book.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2022 External
Semester 1, 2022 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2022 External
Date printed 18 May 2022