Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 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
OfferedNot offered in 2014


In this unit students build their professional knowledge and skills as teachers through developing understanding of key priorities in secondary education connected to the Australian Curriculum, expectations of the Graduate Teacher Standards for professional practice and important focuses on teaching and learning in schools in local and global contexts. The unit includes exploration of cross-curriculum priorities including Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures, and strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The unit also focuses on how to implement education for sustainability, and the critical areas of literacy, numeracy and the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in schools. Students have opportunities to explore exemplary resources for these education priorities and use these to develop engaging teaching and learning strategies in these fields.


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

  1. build professional knowledge of key priorities in secondary education
  2. demonstrate the ability to implement key priorities in secondary education through the planning of diverse teaching and learning approaches based on relevant curriculum documents
  3. design learning sequences and lesson plans including assessment strategies related to education priorities
  4. know and understand literacy and numeracy teaching strategies and their application in teaching areas
  5. implement teaching strategies for using ICT to expand curriculum learning opportunities for students.


Essay demonstrating knowledge, understanding and critical commentary on key education priorities (2000 words, 50%)
Portfolio of learning sequences and lesson strategies for key education priorities (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload is 144 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 2 hours per week (in non-placement weeks) of lectures/tutorials/workshops

(b.) Contact hours for intensive mode:

  • two-week intensive in January at Monash University Malaysia

(c.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • independent study to make up the required minimum hours during the semester

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study


Successful completion of at least 12 credit points of education units