EDUC5410 General Capabilities Across the Curriculum

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
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.
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.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) create and adapt lesson plans; (2) research report; and (3) participation. 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 participation 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.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.