EDSE14002 - Senior Years Learning and Teaching

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The focus of this unit is teaching and learning in the senior secondary school (Years 11 and 12). There is a specific focus on pedagogical approaches and thinking skills applicable for senior teaching areas. The influences on senior secondary school curriculum frameworks from key stakeholders are critically examined. You will also analysis and interpret subject curriculum documents in order to plan and implement effective units of work that utilise pedagogical approaches that develop the thinking skills and processes required for discipline teaching areas. Other areas examined include curriculum development, teaching and learning resources, teaching strategies, pedagogical approaches, assessment and school work programs relevant to the pre-service teacher’s discipline teaching areas. Critical use is made of information and communication technologies, curriculum and policy documents, higher order thinking strategies and appropriate content in order to design quality learning experiences that involve explicit teaching of the subject discipline area in the senior schooling context.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 4
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 1
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisite - EDSE12021 Middle Years Learning and Teaching

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Online
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Online

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 50%
2. Presentation 50%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

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Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Moodle unit evaluation
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Assessment tasks and learning materials
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Ensure alignment of weekly learning materials with assessment task timelines
Action Taken
Milestone task requirements were reviewed to ensure alignment of weekly learning materials with assessment task timelines
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Unit content
Recommendation
Continue to update learning materials to accommodate changes in education policy and research.
Action Taken
Unit materials were reviewed and updated prior to the term.
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Unit learning materials
Recommendation
Review materials to update in response to industry sector changes in Year 11 and 12 in Queensland.
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Nil.
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Unit assessment tasks
Recommendation
Review submission due dates for both Task 1 and 2; consider Task 1 due in week 7 and Task 2 in week 12.
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Feedback on milestone tasks
Recommendation
Include guidelines/checklist for tutor feedback on milestone tasks.
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Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Examine and utilise curriculum frameworks applicable to subject areas in senior secondary schooling
  2. Outline the content, assessment and discipline requirements for a senior subject area
  3. Outline and justify specific teaching strategies, pedagogies, thinking approaches, processes and learning experiences for a senior subject area
  4. Critically select and justify the use of teaching and learning resources for senior secondary subjects
  5. Design and justify units of work and assessment instruments that promote learning, and match the needs of senior secondary school curriculum frameworks.

Successful completion of this unit provides opportunities for students to engage with the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (Graduate Career Stage) focus areas of:

2.1 Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area

2.2 Content selection and organisation

2.3 Curriculum, assessment and reporting

2.5 Literacy and numeracy strategies

2.6 Information and Communication Technology (ICT)

3.1 Establish challenging learning goals

3.2 Plan, structure and sequence learning programs

3.3 Use teaching strategies

3.4 Select and use resources

3.6 Evaluate and improve teaching programs

4.5 Use ICT safely, responsibly and ethically

5.1 Assess student learning

5.2 Provide feedback to students on their learning

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
6 - Information Technology Competence
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Presentation