School Of Education

Designing Teaching and LearningWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102086.1


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Kay Carroll

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 Spring  Yes  Penrith Campus - DAY  See Coordinator above   Timetable.   Print Unit Outline*

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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.

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