EDF4036 - Innovation in curriculum and pedagogy in schools - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Chief examiner(s)

Helen Grimmett


Nicola Sum (Clayton)
Helen Grimmett (Peninsula)

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


  • Second semester 2018 (On-campus)


EDF4033Not offered in 2018


This unit prepares students for their transition into professional practice as teachers. Drawing on a range of research evidence and the knowledge, skills and professional experiences developed during their course, students identify a curriculum innovation in the use of digital technology. They explore their understanding of the technology and how it can be embedded in a sequence of lessons to improve student learning outcomes.

Students then complete a teaching performance assessment in which they plan, teach, assess and reflect and develop a teaching portfolio which represents their development. Through the implementation of the teaching performance assessment, they analyse a range of evidence and critically reflect on their achievement. They depict their progress against the Graduate Teacher Standards and graduate attributes they have developed that enable them to be skilled teachers and potential education leaders.


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

  1. develop and document evidence of the impact of their teaching practice on the learning outcomes of the students they teach
  2. explore and develop understandings of digital technology, technology curricula and associated teaching strategies
  3. document and articulate evidence their professional practice against achievement of the Australian Professional Standards for Teaching at the Graduate level
  4. evaluate their knowledge and skills as professionals and identify areas for future professional learning


Digital technology evaluation (1600 words or equivalent, 40%)

Teaching portfolio (2400 words or equivalent, 60%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

  1. Contact hours for on-campus students:
    • 24 contact hours over the semester including lectures, tutorials and online activities
  2. Additional requirements:
    • independent study to make up the minimum required hours over the semester which may include reading, completing assessment tasks and reviewing and/or completing online tasks

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