Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2013 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2013 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Geoff White (Berwick); Ms Rebecca Cooper (Clayton); Dr Niranjan Casinader(Gippsland); Dr Nathan Brubaker (Peninsula)


The unit builds on the focus on learning and education inquiry skills in EDF1303 Learning and educational inquiry 1. This unit introduces contemporary approaches to teaching and ways to investigate such approaches. It involves an examination of teaching relationships which includes modes of communication, teaching models and strategies and the management or organisation of learning situations. Again, from the perspective of broader educational settings (school, community, home) learning and assessment tasks will require students to analyse and reflect on an educational issue and consider the perspectives presented in the unit when analysing a teaching situation. EDF1304 will utilise students' experiences in educational settings.


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

  1. develop an understanding of contemporary approaches to teaching and their impact on education broadly;
  2. understand the role of communication, teaching strategies and the management and organisation of learning situations in promoting positive learning and teaching relationships;
  3. develop an awareness of the impact that diverse individual, social and cultural contextual factors have on any teaching experiences
  4. begin to understand the role of educational inquiry in exploring aspects of teaching in a range of settings including in an academic setting.


For courses 3750 BEd(P-10) and 4209 BEd(SpecEd): 10 days fieldwork placement in a school, educational or community setting taken in unit EDF1102 Fieldwork experience 1B. For all other courses: 5 days professional placement in a school or educational setting


Assignment 1: Researching and analysing an educational issue (50%, 2000 words)
Assignment 2: Analysing teaching (50%, 2000 words)

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hours per week


Usually EDF1303