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
OfferedBerwick Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Kate De Bruin


This unit provides 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 are 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 are 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
  4. reflect on the manner in which educators might evaluate their own practice.


Essay (2000 words, 50%)
Class presentation (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

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

  • 2 hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • 10 hours of independent study per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

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