School Of Education

Researching and Developing Engaging PedagogiesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102075.4


Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

102076 Teaching and Learning in Classrooms

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 1663 or 1781 Master of Teaching (Primary).

About this Unit
From 2020 students should note that core units are now taught in semesters rather than half yearly sessions This unit builds on the interplay between research and practice. It extends students’ understanding of the processes and uses of participatory action research, also known in this context as teacher-based inquiry. It reviews theories on engaging practices in diverse professional contexts, with a focus on working with students from low socio-economic backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island learners and students who have English as an additional language or dialect (EAL/D). It also reviews pedagogic approaches linked to 21st century education. It challenges students to inquire into and reflect upon their professional practice and develop engaging classroom pedagogies and assessment practices in the area of their primary teaching specialisation (English, Mathematics or Science and Technology). The unit expands students’ research skills through the critical review and application of various approaches to document, measure and evaluate student engagement. In line with NESA primary teaching specialisation requirements, students must apply these research skills and understandings to their school, classroom context and selected curriculum area specialisation.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Students must meet the Inherent Requirements for the Master of Teaching (Primary)

1781.1Master of Teaching (Primary)CONTINUING
1781.2Master of Teaching (Primary)CONTINUING
1781.3Master of Teaching (Primary)CURRENT
1782.1Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Primary) (exit only)CONTINUING
1782.2Graduate Diploma in Educational Studies (Primary) (exit only)CURRENT
1859.1Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CONTINUING
1859.2Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CONTINUING
1859.3Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CONTINUING
1859.4Master of Educational Studies (exit only)CURRENT

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