Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Peninsula Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Elizabeth Tudball (Clayton); Associate Professor Alan Reid (Peninsula)


In this unit students develop their knowledge and understanding of key priorities in education connected to their various education contexts, the Australian Curriculum and expectations of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers. The unit includes exploration of cross-curriculum priorities including Asia and Australia's engagement with Asia, education for sustainability, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, histories and cultures. Through a range of research and inquiry-based methodologies, and through investigations of exemplars of teaching and learning in schools in local and global contexts, students build their understanding of professional practice and education priorities. Students learn how to develop strategies for teaching diverse learners including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. The unit also focuses on how to implement the critical areas of literacy, numeracy and the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) in schools.


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

  1. build professional knowledge of key priorities in education
  2. demonstrate the ability to implement key priorities in 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.


Research 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 minimum required hours per semester

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

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


Successful completion of at least 12 credit points of education units