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Semester 2 (Extended)
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This subject focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of media education in secondary school communities, incorporating the VCE, The Victorian Curriculm F-10 and ACARA. Teacher Candidates will further their understanding of media as an arts discipline and as a pedagogy through practical application and reflective practice. The subject will examine a range of purposes for media within contemporary education.
Topics will include: techniques and resources for teaching Media Studies curriculum in secondary schools; media and interdisciplinary curriculum planning and implementation; applying critical analysis to texts and all forms of media, investigating media teaching and learning through reflective practice. Teacher Candidates will plan, implement, evaluate and reflect on the media curriculum in a range of contexts. They will undertake team teaching, a curriculum plan and an extensive series of lesson plans for senior years media study.
The role of the Media teacher in non-VCE senior Media classes is also addressed including Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning (VCAL), Vocational and Employment Training (VET) and Diploma of Further Education. Media Studies and its relationship with other VCE subjects is examined (Studio Arts, English)
This subject will also draw on research on the diversity of secondary students’ learning needs and research on effective assessment, Teacher Candidates will explore how to personalise the learning experience of each student within this discipline area.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject teacher candidates will be able to:
- Show a developed capacity 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 )
- Deliver relevant and comprehensive 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)
- Consolidate learning goals in Media Studies that provide achievable challenges for students of varying abilities and characteristics (Graduate Standards 3.1)
- Effectively use 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 in order to improve learning and determine the effectiveness of strategies and resources (Graduate Standards 3.6)
- Utilise 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: 29 April 2020