EDUC5710 Advanced Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Multi-mode
Students study advanced theory, research, content, pedagogy and assessment with a special focus on a specific learning area (Mathematics or English for students studying the MTeach Primary and Mathematics for students studying Early Childhood). Students learn how to plan for differentiated teaching and assessment for diverse cognitive abilities, social and cultural diversity and students with disability. They build an awareness of relevant legislative requirements regarding teaching students with disability. The perspectives and needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families are investigated with particular emphasis on the focus learning area (Mathematics or English). Inclusive practices are identified and evaluated and students increase their knowledge and understanding of a range of assessment practices, including making consistent judgements. Students learn how to interpret assessment data to inform planning in inclusive classrooms.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge and understanding of legislative requirements relevant to teaching students with disability; (2) plan for differentiated teaching and assessment to meet the diverse learning needs of students within inclusive classrooms, with a focus on the specialist curriculum area; (3) plan strategies to support inclusive student participation, including working with a range of specialist agencies and community providers; (4) demonstrate advanced knowledge and understanding of assessment practices, including making consistent judgements, and how to interpret assessment data to inform planning, with a focus on the specialist curriculum area; (5) develop advanced knowledge of curriculum and pedagogy within the specialist curriculum area; and (6) identify professional learning needs within the specialist curriculum area and create a plan of action.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) planning document; (2) reflection and plan of action; 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 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
150 hours; contact time 30 hours
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-A-1D-2020]
  • 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.