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Evidence Based Learning and Teaching 1 (EDUC90580)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90580
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject develops participants’ knowledge and understanding about how learning can be conceptualised, evidenced, assessed and progressed.

To this end, participants will:

  • Explore learning identities and the factors that shaped them.
  • Use and apply the clinical practice model to learning and teaching.
  • Develop an understanding of foundational assessment practices; particularly, the use of a taxonomical construct to inform judgments about student achievement and readiness to learn.
  • Explore theoretical perspectives on furthering student learning, the curricular implications of these perspectives, and the historical development of pedagogical thought.
  • Use and apply feedback strategies to report both to and upon student learning.

This subject prepares participants for EBLT2, which requires an evaluation of theory and practice in light of an evidence-based analysis of student learning.

This subject along with Learning & Teaching Contexts 1 and Language, Literacy and Numeracy, requires participants to implement the Clinical Praxis Exam. It also provides them with the opportunity to apply their learning in preparing to teach secondary school students attending the MGSE Summer School Program, as well as through their everyday teaching in schools.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject, participants should be able to:

(Graduate Standards refers to the Graduate-level Australian Professional Standards for Teachers)

  • apply knowledge of the clinical teaching model and interventionist practice to learning and teaching (Graduate Standards 1.2, 5.1)
  • articulate development of learning on a construct, and adapt constructs using developmental taxonomies (Graduate Standards 5.1, 5.3)
  • use evidence of student learning to inform teaching practice (Graduate Standards 5.4)
  • use and apply knowledge of pedagogical theories to understand student learning (Graduate Standards 1.2)
  • implement evidence-based interventions (Graduate Standards 5.4)
  • apply understanding of feedback strategies to report on student learning (5.2, 5.5)
  • justify selection of learning goals based upon evidence of student learning (Graduate Standards 3.1)
  • reflect upon the effectiveness of teaching interventions (Graduate Standards 1.5, 3.2)
  • reflect upon learning theories in light of evidence of student learning (Graduate Standards 1.2, 6.4)

Generic skills

On completion of the subject, participants will have the knowledge, skills and understanding to enable them to:

  • Analyse and problem solve
  • Collect evidence and make inferences
  • Communicate, articulate and justify teaching practices
  • Work in teams with skills in cooperation, communication and negotiation
  • Adapt and respond flexibly to change
  • Present material in a well-organised, well-structured and persuasive manner.

Last updated: 11 November 2018