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EDF3002 - Curriculum and pedagogy

6 points, SCA Band 0, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Education

Leader: Dr A Berry (Clayton) + Ms A Ryan, Dr W Sutherland-Smith (Gippsland)


Clayton Second semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Day)


An introduction to the practice and theory of pedagogy. Exploration of teaching in a range of situations using a variety of teaching methods and strategies. The importance of reflection on practice. Students will engage in tasks that encourage them to reflect on their own teaching and learning experiences and to recognise that the practical aspects of teaching are embedded in an important knowledge base of teaching as an educational discipline.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should be able to articulate their teaching philosophy; be able to differentiate between different skills of teaching applicable to different teaching and learning situations; be able to implement a range of teaching strategies appropriate to the content being taught in a given situation; have developed a vocabulary of pedagogy; be able to teach in ways that cater for different learning styles; have acquired some understanding of the knowledge base of teaching and its development in terms of pedagogical content knowledge; be aware of the complex nature of the relationship between teaching and learning; be able to recognise their own use of cognitive strategies in developing their pedagogical reasoning and pedagogical actions.


Written Assignment (3000 words): 50%
Presentation and analysis (1500 words): 20%
Weekly contribution: 10%
Research paper (1500 words): 20%

Contact hours

2 hours per week


EDF1301 or EDF1303; and EDF1302 or EDF1304