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Active Pedagogies (EDUC90972)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90972
Summer Term
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This elective explores active, participatory and critical approaches to the teaching and learning of literary texts for varying purposes and across a variety of educational environments. Students will learn how to plan and implement lessons and units of work that incorporate active-pedagogical techniques and processes. They will participate in workshops employing innovative, creative and experiential ways of working with literary texts in early childhood, primary and secondary settings relevant to curriculum areas such as the arts, English and Humanities. They will explore how to develop and apply visual, embodied and aural teaching strategies to a variety of texts including poems, novels, scripts, picture books and other complex texts. Pedagogical and learning approaches such as student centred problem-solving, collaborative storytelling and creative text interpretation will also be explored. The subject will be delivered in a series of lectures and practical workshops supported by online materials.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Plan lessons and curriculum units based on an active pedagogical approach to support the teaching and learning of literary texts;
  • Incorporate active pedagogy-based activities and approaches into existing curriculum programs regarding the teaching and learning of literary texts;
  • Teach literary texts in a range of educational setting based on an active pedagogical approach.

Generic skills

  • On completion of this subject students should: have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship;
  • have an in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s);
  • be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning ;
  • have expanded their analytical and cognitive skills through learning experiences in diverse subjects;
  • have the capacity to participate fully in collaborative learning and to confront unfamiliar problems;
  • have excellent interpersonal and decision-making skills, including an awareness of personal strengths and limitations;
  • be able to engage in meaningful public discourse, with a profound awareness of community needs;
  • have an understanding of the social and cultural diversity in our community.

Last updated: 21 September 2019