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ESP2200 Senior 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 : 23 May 2022


Pre-requisite: ESP3100 and Students must be enrolled in one of the following Program: BEDU or BSED
Enrolment is not permitted in ESP2200 if EDS3450 has been previously completed


This course acknowledges the senior phase of learning as a significant juncture in the schooling of students. Through providing learning about the distinct needs of learners in the senior years, it builds the capacity for pre-service teachers to understand and adopt strategies that will strengthen year 11 and 12 student participation, engagement and attainment. The course prepares pre-service teachers for teaching in the senior phase by investigating the external issues, initiatives, reforms and policies that typically impact teaching practice in the senior years. Pre-service teachers will be expected to analyse these influences and consider how to assimilate them into their pedagogical practice.

This course includes a Professional Experience placement of 15 days where pre-service teachers are expected to demonstrate the ability to engage within the senior secondary environment.

This course aims to build pre-service teachers' understanding of issues that impact the senior school and enhance their confidence to deal with senior schooling issues. Pre-service teachers will gain an understanding on how to respond to organisational requirements. This will include covering mandated subject content and aligning curriculum, assessment and pedagogy. Pre-service teachers will also develop their understanding of effective planning for effective teaching, including learning to plan across school, unit and lesson levels, as well as sequencing learning experiences, integrating assessment for learning and providing feedback as a learning tool.

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 3, 2022 External
Date printed 23 May 2022