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4 elective units

The electives component of this course provides a great opportunity for you to develop breadth or depth in your studies. Choice of electives should be based on personal interest, existing expertise, getting a broader tertiary education, or developing a subject sequence relevant to primary teaching (see Health and Physical Education and Visual Arts examples below) or a sub-major in one discipline area and the associated junior secondary curriculum studies unit to enable you to teach that subject up to level 10. Use the elective sequence as an opportunity to make yourself more employable.
You may choose units from most of those offered from across the University. School of Education electives relate to teaching while electives from other Faculties relate to a specific discipline. School of Education electives will not clash with professional experience rounds in schools. You should choose units from other Faculties if these units enable you to achieve a goal such as teaching LOTE.
Note that EEH316 Student Health and Wellbeing is compulsory for all students except those completing a 6-unit specialised sequence.

 

Health and Physical Education Unit Sequence for Primary Levels (P-6):
Students wishing to develop particular expertise in the Health and Physical Education area of the primary curriculum should enrol in the following mix of discipline studies and elective units:


First Level

HBS107 Understanding Health  

Or
HBS109 Human Structure and Function  

And
HSE102 Functional Human Anatomy  

Or
HBS110 Health Behaviour  


Second Level

EEH426 Physical Education and the Curriculum  

EEH428 Contemporary Issues in Physical Education  

 

Third Level

EEH316 Student Health and Wellbeing  

EEH317 Children in Sport: Issues and Controversies  

Note: Students must enrol in one of HBS107 and HBS109 and in one of HSE102 and HBS110.

 

Visual Art Unit Sequence for Primary Levels (P-6)

Students wishing to develop particular expertise in the Visual Arts area of the primary curriculum should enrol in the following mix of discipline studies and elective units:


First Level

ACV101 Studio Art: Painting A  

ACV102 Studio Art: Painting B  


Second Level

EEA211 Navigating the Visual World   

EEA212 Visual Culture: Images, Meaning and Contexts   


Third Level

ECA433 Arts Education Discipline Study 3  

ECA434 Arts Education Discipline Study 4  

Notes:
(i) ECA433 students to select the Art as Experience specialism.
(ii) ECA434 students to select the Concepts and Bases of Art specialism.

 

Other elective units available 2014

Note: Offering is subject to availability of staff and sufficient students enrolled to meet University requirements.


Aesthetics; Arts Education; Performing Arts Education

ECA310 Discovering Music A  T1

ECA311 Discovering Music B  T2

ECA433 Arts Education Discipline Study 3  T1

ECA434 Arts Education Discipline Study 4  T2

EEA211 Navigating the Visual World   T1

EEA212 Visual Culture: Images, Meaning and Contexts   T2

EEA312 Discovering Music C  T3

 

Notes:

(i) ECA433, ECA434 students to check the campus availability for their preferred specialism.

(iii) EEA312 is offered in trimester 3.

 

Health and Physical Education

EEH315 Teaching Sexuality Education in the Middle Years  T3

EEH317 Children in Sport: Issues and Controversies  T2

EEH426 Physical Education and the Curriculum  T1

EEH428 Contemporary Issues in Physical Education  T2

ESH457 final year of offer 2013.

 

Humanities, Societies and Environments

EEG402 Teaching in a Global World  T1 & T3

 

Information, Communication and Technology Education

EET330 Teaching with New Technologies  T2

EST430 Educational Software Tools 1  T1

 

Linguistics

ELL201 Language and Social Contexts  T1^

ELL202 Texts Across Cultures  T2

^ELL201 offered in alternating years 2015, 2017


Mathematics and Science Education

ESM415 Problem Solving and Modelling in the Mathematics Classroom  T1

ESM438 Evaluating Children's Progress  **T2

ESS412 Science Experiments You Can Eat  *T3

 

* ESS412 offered trimester 3.

** ESM438 offered in alternating years 2014, 2016.

 

Professional Development

ECE310 Transition Case Study  T3

EEC381 Classroom and Behaviour Management  T1

ESP437 Teaching for Interpersonal Development  T1

Note: ECE310 is a trimester 3, 2 credit point unit.

 

Teaching Children with Individual Needs

ECP303 Child Protection  T2

EEI322 Teaching the Learner with Special Needs in the General Education Classroom  T2

ESP401 Student Behaviour Management and Welfare  T2

ESP485 Teaching Thinking Skills  T2

Notes:

(i) ECP303 recommended as a 3rd level elective as prerequisite knowledge of schools and professional issues is required.

(ii) ESP401 subject to enrolment quota.


Elective units available 2015

Notes:

(i) Offering is subject to availability of staff and sufficient student enrolled to meet University requirements.

(ii) An updated list will be provided prior to your re-enrolment in 2014 for 2015.

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