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EDF1302 - Perspectives on teaching

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Mr D Zyngier (Peninsula) + Dr M Dyson (Gippsland)


Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2007 (Day)


The unit builds on EDF1301 to make the case that teachers are also learners and to contextualise the role of teaching within education more generally. Students will inquire critically into a broad range of perspectives on teaching. This means appreciating that while teachers do require skills and strategies in a classroom, teaching involves much more than this, such as a rich awareness of the various sites and cultures within which teaching and learning occurs.


In the process of studying this unit students are expected to:

  1. develop a critical understanding of a range of approaches to, and perspectives on, learning
  2. develop an awareness of educational criteria that can be used to identify the types of teaching that can be considered educative
  3. reflect critically on their own perspectives on teaching in relation to learning
  4. articulate and reflect critically on their emerging perspectives on others' learning.


Minor assessment task (1000 words): 25%
A major assignment (3000 words): 75%
Hurdle requirement: 80% attendance and 5 days observation

Contact hours

2 hours per week


EDF1301 or EDF1303