|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
Term 2 - Online
Term 4 - Online
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject investigates the role and structure of the Primary Years Programme curriculum framework. Participants will explore how learners construct meaning, including how understanding is acquired and what differentiates it from knowledge. There will be a strong theoretical component as well as a critical evaluation of the development and implementation of curriculum that is intended to support the integration of the Essential Elements. Strategies for supporting the development of higher order thinking skills, including the role of student-directed concept-driven inquiry, the art of inquiring, and building communities of learners will be investigated. There will also be a practical emphasis on the development and implementation of a concept driven transdisciplinary curriculum.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of essential knowledge and skills to perform competently as a specialist teacher;
- Comprehend the intellectual, social and psychological aspects of their work with learners and synthesize theory and practice;
- Articulate key concepts of a concept driven transdisciplinary curriculum;
- Design and implement curriculum that creates a balance between the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, and the search for meaning and understanding; and
- Evaluate and use constructive criticism of their own work and, if applicable, of the institutions in which they work.
Eligibility and requirements
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|EDUC90333||Introduction to the IB||
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Critical reading response (750 words equivalent), due Weeks 2-4 (15%)
- Essay on the inquiry process (1500 words), due Week 4 (30%)
- Planning document (2750 words), due end of Term (55%)
Dates & times
- Term 2 - Online
Coordinator Harry Galatis Mode of delivery Online Contact hours 24 Total time commitment 170 hours Pre teaching start date 22 April 2019 Pre teaching requirements During the pre-teaching period, students should familiarise themselves with the online platform and may like to take the opportunity to read through preliminary information about the subject and the services and support that is available to them. Students are encouraged to use this time to also introduce themselves to peers and teaching staff and to learn about those they will be studying with throughout the term. Teaching period 29 April 2019 to 23 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 23 April 2019 Census date 17 May 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 7 June 2019 Assessment period ends 30 June 2019
Term 2 contact information
- Term 4 - Online
Principal coordinator Harry Galatis Mode of delivery Online Contact hours 24 hours Total time commitment 170 hours Pre teaching start date 7 October 2019 Pre teaching requirements During the pre-teaching period, students should familiarise themselves with the online platform and may like to take the opportunity to read through preliminary information about the subject and the services and support that is available to them. Students are encouraged to use this time to also introduce themselves to peers and teaching staff and to learn about those they will be studying with throughout the term. Teaching period 14 October 2019 to 8 December 2019 Last self-enrol date 8 October 2019 Census date 1 November 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 22 November 2019 Assessment period ends 15 December 2019
Term 4 contact information
Time commitment details
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Subject notes
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This subject contributes to the following:
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.