Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Dr Umesh Sharma & Dr Andrea Reupert


This unit will provide an overview of effective, as well as evidence-based, learning and teaching practices in various educational settings for students with diverse needs. Generic learning and teaching strategies that can be applied in a variety of educational settings will be promoted, with a particular focus on peer-assisted learning, cooperative learning, reciprocal teaching, providing feedback, differentiated instruction and ways in which positive relationships between teachers and students might be promoted. Finally, students will be encouraged to critically analyse different forms of evidence and the ways they might evaluate their own teaching practice.


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

  1. critically analyse research evidence that supports the use of different learning and teaching practices,
  2. identify and practise a range of effective and evidence-based learning and teaching strategies for students with diverse needs,
  3. develop and practise positive relationship and communication skills between teachers and students, and
  4. reflect on the manner in which educators might evaluate their own practice.


Assessment Task 1: Essay; (2000 words, 50%) & Assessment Task 2: Class presentation; (equivalent to 2000 words, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Contact 2 hrs/week; private study 10 hrs/week