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EDU202 - Educators and Learners

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Shelley Hannigan
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1-hour class, 1 x 2-hour seminar across 9-weeks

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities

Content

This unit examines how educators’ work can be understood in terms of curriculum design, developing and conducting teaching/learning activities, and assessing evidence of students’ learning. It considers contemporary theories informing these dimensions of Education and considers how educators form productive learning relationships. These elements of educators’ work are considered in their applications to a range of educational contexts, including working with children, adolescents, and adult learners. The units considers how this knowledge can be applied to designing educational programs that are responsive to the needs of different learners and their local contexts. 

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this unit

At the completion of this unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Discuss key theories informing the work of contemporary educators when developing curriculum programs and their approaches to teaching, learning and assessment

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

ULO2

Apply knowledge of curriculum theory, effective pedagogy and assessment to develop an educational program for a group of learners

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO5: Problem solving

ULO3

Analyse how educators form productive learning relationships with learners in a range of educational contexts

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities 

GLO4: Critical thinking

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Trimester 2:
Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week

Assessment 1 - Program design 

2000 words equivalent 50% Week 6

Assessment 2 - Case Study

2000 words 50% Week 11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: EDU202 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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