Bachelor of Education (Primary)

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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

HBS107Understanding Health

Or
HBS109Human Structure and Function

And
HSE102Functional Human Anatomy

Or
HBS110Health Behaviour

Second Level

EEH426Physical Education and the Curriculum

EEH428Contemporary Issues in Physical Education

Third Level

EEH316Student Health and Wellbeing

EEH317Children 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

ACV101Studio Art: Painting A

ACV102Studio Art: Painting B

Second Level

EEA211Navigating the Visual World

EEA212Visual Culture: Images, Meaning and Contexts

Third Level

ECA433Arts Education Discipline Study 3

ECA434Arts 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

ECA310Discovering Music A T1

ECA311Discovering Music B T2

ECA433Arts Education Discipline Study 3 T1

ECA434Arts Education Discipline Study 4 T2

EEA211Navigating the Visual World T1

EEA212Visual Culture: Images, Meaning and Contexts T2

EEA312Discovering 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

EEH315Teaching Sexuality Education in the Middle Years T3

EEH317Children in Sport: Issues and Controversies T2

EEH426Physical Education and the Curriculum T1

EEH428Contemporary Issues in Physical Education T2

ESH457 final year of offer 2013.

Humanities, Societies and Environments

EEG402Teaching in a Global World T1 & T3

Information, Communication and Technology Education

EET330Teaching with New Technologies T2

EST430Educational Software Tools 1 T1

Linguistics

ELL201Language and Social Contexts T1^

ELL202Texts Across Cultures T2

^ELL201 offered in alternating years 2015, 2017

Mathematics and Science Education

ESM415Problem Solving and Modelling in the Mathematics Classroom T1

ESM438Evaluating Children's Progress **T2

ESS412Science Experiments You Can Eat *T3

* ESS412 offered trimester 3.

** ESM438 offered in alternating years 2014, 2016.

Professional Development

ECE310Transition Case Study T3

EEC381Classroom and Behaviour Management T1

ESP437Teaching for Interpersonal Development T1

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

Teaching Children with Individual Needs

ECP303Child Protection T2

EEI322Teaching the Learner with Special Needs in the General Education Classroom T2

ESP401Student Behaviour Management and Welfare T2

ESP485Teaching 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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