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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate, Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

LevelUndergraduate, Postgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2011 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Clayton First semester (Open Learning) 2011 (Open Learning)
Coordinator(s)Ms A Forsyth


This unit consists of three modules. Module 1 will focus on what it means to be a Business educator and explore the rationale for Business Education locally, nationally and internationally. A range of Business Studies curriculum models and syllabi will be examined. Module 2 will assist pre-service teachers to develop their knowledge, skills and behaviours related to the teaching, learning and resourcing of Business Studies education programs. Module 3 will develop pre-service teachers' understandings about how to employ accountable and theoretically grounded processes to monitor and assess student learning and progress, including the use of assessment criteria.


On successful completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. understand the role and importance of Business education curriculum (including reference to Accounting, Business Management, Economics, Industry and Enterprise and Legal Studies) in the secondary school context with particular emphasis on Years 7 - 10;
  2. demonstrate a capacity to draw on a range of teaching approaches, including the use of information and communications technologies, in ways that align with pedagogical intentions;
  3. develop competence in planning and implementing lessons and units of work;
  4. design innovative teaching and learning procedures to engage and motivate students which respond to the diverse abilities and interests of all learners;
  5. employ accountable and theoretically grounded processes to monitor and assess student learning and progress; and
  6. select and evaluate appropriate teaching and learning resources.


This unit is graded Pass Grade Only (PGO); Assessment task 1: Portfolio (2,000 words, 50%); Assessment task 2: Selecting appropriate resources, teaching, learning and assessment approaches (2,000 words, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Ms Anita Forsyth

Contact hours

3 hours per week


Level 3, undergraduate degree, or by special permission. (Note: Students undertaking this unit as a middle school option through the Bachelor of Education (Primary) will meet different requirements. Specific advice should be sought.)


EDF4401, EDF4405, EDF4413, OR EDF4427. Students must be enrolled simulataneously in a professional experience unit(s).