School Of Education

Designing Teaching and LearningWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102086.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Kelly Parry

Equivalent Units
101640 - Pedagogies in Practice, 100972 - Pedagogies for Learning, 100396 - Literacies for Learning

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) or 1848 Master of Teaching (Secondary) STEM

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2020 Autumn  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.  
2020 Spring  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable not available  

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About this Unit
From 2020 students should note that core units are now taught in semesters rather than half yearly sessions. In this unit, students will explore a range of contemporary issues impacting upon adolescent learning in the 21st century and how those issues may be addressed through the thoughtful re-design of teaching and learning. In a future characterised by rapid change and re-conceptualisations of compulsory schooling, attention will be given to the role of the secondary school teacher in assisting their students to develop new ways to think and new ways to work, as well as acquiring new tools and skills for living and working in the 21st century. Students will be encouraged to articulate their own vision for sustainable and engaged secondary education appropriate to the first half of the 21st century. In particular, it is critical that students possess the capacity to develop secondary students’ abilities to engage in real world problem solving and collaborate meaningfully through emerging technologies. Students will collect evidence in a learning portfolio to demonstrate they meet the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers at the graduate level. Students begin their e-portfolio in 102086 Designing Teaching and Learning and continue to collect evidence throughout their Master of Teaching (Secondary) course. In this reflective learning portfolio evidence will be collected on the impact of secondary students’ learning. A final submission of the learning portfolio will be made in the unit 102098 Contemporary Teacher Leadership.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

The following requirements are co-requisites as students may enrol and then must complete the requirements prior to the school visit: 1. Students are required to complete a Working with Children Check leading to the issuance of a clearance number under the category of volunteer. Students will need to i. Access the Commission for Children and Young People website and complete an online application form to generate an application number. Ii. Present an application number and identification to a NSW Motor Registry or Government Access Centre prior to issuance by mail a Working with Children Check number. Iii. Submit the letter with a valid Working With Children Check number to the School of Education to facilitate processing of a school placement and to Student Central where the document is trimmed and recorded in Callista as a Special Requirement. 2. Students must also attend a Child Protection Workshop prior to undertaking any visits/placements. Students who have not completed Child Protection will need to withdraw from the unit. 3. Students must complete the ASCIA anaphylaxis e-training and register their certificate with Student Central. Certificates will be required when entering early childhood settings. 4. Students must meet the Inherent Requirements for the Master of Teaching (Secondary).

1714.1Master of Teaching (Secondary)CONTINUING
1714.2Master of Teaching (Secondary)CONTINUING
1714.3Master of Teaching (Secondary)CURRENT
1715.1Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Secondary) (exit only)CONTINUING
1715.2Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Secondary) (exit only)CURRENT
1716.1Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Secondary) (exit only)CONTINUING
1716.2Graduate Certificate in Educational Studies (Secondary) (exit only)CURRENT
1848.1Master of Teaching (Secondary) STEMCURRENT
1853.1Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary) STEM (exit only)CURRENT
1859.1Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CONTINUING
1859.2Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CURRENT

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