EDUC5410 General Capabilities Across the Curriculum

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.
Content
This unit examines how knowledge, skills, behaviours and dispositions can be learned and taught across the secondary curriculum to support general capabilities important for the 21st century, including literacy, numeracy, critical and creative thinking, ethical understanding, intercultural understanding and personal and social understanding.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) analyse the general capabilities in the Australian Curriculum with reference to contemporary educational contexts and theoretical perspectives; (2) analyse the literacy, numeracy, critical thinking and ethical understanding demands and potentials of typical school tasks; (3) create learning experiences that integrate general capabilities and key learning areas; (4) evaluate the strategies for assessing general capabilities; and (5) plan for personal professional learning needs in the areas of literacy, numeracy and intercultural understandings.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) create and adapt lesson plans; (2) research report; and (3) teaching resources. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite requirements(s) or a mark of 50 per cent or greater, whichever is higher and specified in the unit outline, for the create and adapt lesson plans, research report, and teaching resources components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Peter Merrotsy
Unit rules
Advisable prior study:
curriculum major/minor units in pre-service teacher education
Contact hours
30 contact hours (150 hours total time commitment). Further information is available in the unit outline.
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