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This subject is an introduction to the field of Media Studies education and its application to secondary schools. Teacher Candidates will study the Media Studies curriculum with links to the VCE, Victorian Curriculum and ACARA educational contexts, with a particular focus on planning for teaching and learning Media Studies in a secondary school setting. Teacher Candidates will engage in theoretical studies and practical media workshops to inform their understanding of media as an arts discipline, a co-curricular activity and pedagogy in the junior, middle and senior secondary curriculum. Topics will include teaching strategies and structures to promote learning in the media classroom, assessment and evaluation, resources for media studies teaching, and designing and teaching media programs appropriate for a range of diverse educational contexts. Teacher Candidates will develop skills in interpreting and applying current curriculum frameworks.
The relationship between media and other literacies is explored. Teacher Candidates develop approaches that mix media production and theories of media that are appropriate for different learning, thinking and communication contexts.
This subject explores numeracy in media studies, particularly in elements of design, analysis and production of texts
Teacher Candidates explore developments in new media and reflect on the potentials for learning and young people’s practice and culture.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject teacher candidates will be able to:
- Begin to critically reflect on research into how students learn and understand the concepts, substance, structure and implications for effective teaching practice in Media Studies, including the creation of effective learning environments (Graduate Standards 1.2, 2.1 )
- Understand how to design lesson plans and learning sequences in Media Studies, using knowledge of student learning, curriculum, assessment, reporting as well as effective teaching resources (Graduate Standards 2.2, 2.3, 3.2)
- Understand how to set learning goals in Media Studies that provide achievable challenges for students of varying abilities and characteristics (Graduate Standards 3.1)
- Show an understanding of how to select appropriate strategies to differentiate teaching in Media Studies to meet specific needs of students, drawing on digital technologies and literacy and numeracy understandings in order to engage and empower students in their learning (Graduate Standards 1.5, 2.5, 2.6, 3.3 & 3.4)
- Evaluate teaching programs in Media Studies to improve learning and to determine the effectiveness of strategies and resources (Graduate Standards 3.6)
- Identify assessment strategies including formal and informal diagnostic, formative and summative approaches to assess and to support students’ learning in Media Studies (Graduate Standards 5.1, 5.4)
Graduate Standards refers to the Graduate-level Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.
MTeach graduates will develop the following set of key transferable skills:
- Clinical reasoning and thinking
- Problem solving
- Evidence based decision making
- Creativity and innovation
- Teamwork and professional collaboration
- Learning to learn and metacognition
- Responsiveness to a changing knowledge base
- Reflection for continuous improvement
- Linking theory and practice
- Inquiry and research
- Active and participatory citizenship
Last updated: 7 December 2019