EDUC5710 Advanced Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Students study advanced theory, research, content, pedagogy and assessment with a special focus on a specific learning area (Mathematics/ Numeracy or English/Literacy). The unit helps prepare students for specialist teaching in the focus learning area (Mathematics or English) in Primary schools (P–6) and helps Early Childhood specialists enhance young children's early numeracy or literacy learning. Students also increase their knowledge of assessment and differentiated teaching in the focus area, which includes teaching children with diverse needs and disabilities. The perspectives and needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families are investigated with particular emphasis on the focus learning area (Mathematics/Numeracy or English/Literacy).
Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge and understanding of legislative requirements and teaching strategies that support students with disability; (2) evaluate and design teaching strategies that are responsive to the learning needs of students from diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds, with a special emphasis on the focus learning area (Mathematics/Numeracy); (3) appraise and develop strategies to support inclusive student participation, including knowledge of working with a range of specialist agencies and community providers; (4) design plans for differentiated teaching to meet the learning needs of students with diverse needs, with a particular emphasis on the focus learning area (Mathematics/Numeracy); and (5) analyse a range of diagnostic and other assessment types to interpret data, with a particular emphasis on the focus learning area.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) planning document; (2) professional learning plan; and (3) test. 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 planning document, professional learning plan, and test components.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Gemma Scarparolo
Unit rules
All students: EDUC 5504 Language and Literacy in Early Childhood; EDUC 5502 Teaching Mathematics in the Early Years; EDUC 5508 Integrated Studies: Science; EDUC 5510 Professional Practice A; Primary students only: EDUC 5516 Literacy Across the Curriculum; EDUC 5505 Teaching Mathematics in Middle and Upper Primary.
Early Childhood students only: EDUC 5503 Social Interaction and the Developing Child.
EDUC5514 Differentiating the Curriculum
Contact hours
workshops: 3 hours per week for 10 weeks
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-A-4E_2019]
  • 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 at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.