Faculty of Education

Monash University

Postgraduate - 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 Second semester 2015 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Miss Anita Forsyth


This unit is part B of a two-part unit and must be taken in conjunction with part A (EDF5131).


This unit enables pre-service education students to further develop and extend the learning undertaken in EDF5131 Economics education in the secondary years A. Students continue to build a strong foundation for their career-long professional learning as teachers of economics, consumer and financial literacies, enterprise and business related education in secondary schools. Students further their understanding of key theoretical and pedagogical perspectives and issues in the teaching of economics and related curriculum. They acquire knowledge and understanding of the nature and purpose of assessment, designing assessments that are purposeful and relevant to the teaching and learning economics program and the learning needs of students. Through an examination of a range of curricula drawn from state, national and international contexts students are further familiarised with current developments in the theory, research and practice of economics education. Students work independently, collaboratively and interdependently to develop their capabilities in planning and implementing appropriate curriculum and pedagogy. They undertake research into the design of a comprehensive teaching and learning plan suitable for teaching compulsory economics content. The unit reinforces a view of learning about teaching as an ongoing, collaborative process that is developed through critical reflection on experience.


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

  1. demonstrate knowledge of relevant discipline areas associated with the teaching and learning of economics and related subjects across Years 7 to 12
  2. research, select and evaluate appropriate economics and associated studies teaching and learning resources
  3. set clear, challenging and achievable goals for students in their learning of economics and associated studies
  4. research and design innovative teaching and learning procedures and plans to engage and motivate students which respond to the diverse abilities and interests of all learners
  5. demonstrate a capacity to draw on a range of teaching approaches, including the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs), in ways that align with pedagogical intentions
  6. use assessment tasks that are purposeful and relevant to the teaching and learning economics program and the learning needs of students
  7. employ accountable and theoretically grounded processes to monitor and assess student learning and progress
  8. critically evaluate their practicum experiences of teaching economics and related studies in schools and other settings.


Portfolio of assessment tasks (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Research and design of an economics teaching and learning plan, plus reflection (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

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

  • 2-3 contact hours per week

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

See also Unit timetable information

Chief examiner(s)

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