School Of Education

Secondary Curriculum 1AWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102087.2


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Erin Mackenzie

Assumed Knowledge
Students will be expected to have completed at least two-thirds of the NSW Education Standards Authority first teaching area requirement (a minimum of six relevant undergraduate/postgraduate units with no more than two units at level 1 and at least two units at level 3).

Equivalent Units
101398 - Secondary Method 1A


Students enrolled in 1714 Master of Teaching (Secondary) or 1848 M Teaching (Secondary) STEM must have successfully completed 20 credit points.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1714 Master of Teaching (Secondary); 1848 M Teaching (Secondary) STEM or 1846 Graduate Certificate in Education (Curriculum Specialisation).

Teaching Periods

PeriodOffered  Campus  Contact
2019 2H  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. All students seeking a first secondary teaching area qualification must complete this Years 7-10 teaching methodology unit. The unit will examine and model effective contemporary classroom practice to develop students’ pedagogical content knowledge. The specifics of the relevant NSW Education Standards Authority Years 7-10 Syllabus and links with the K-6 curriculum will be analysed and critiqued as will current Australian and NSW educational/curriculum policies and priorities. Emphasis will be placed on principles underlying engaged inquiry teaching within the specific secondary subject, on creativity and quality teaching outcomes, on innovative course, unit and lesson planning and on the role of student data in authentic and appropriate assessment practices. Opportunities for investigation and discussion of current research particularly related to sustainability and diversity in the teaching of the specific subject area will be important.

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
1846.1Graduate Certificate in Education (Curriculum Specialisation)CONTINUING
1846.2Graduate Certificate in Education (Curriculum Specialisation)CURRENT
1848.1Master of Teaching (Secondary) STEMCURRENT
1859.1Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CURRENT

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