ECN724 - Later Years Teaching Strategies (Years 10-12)


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 3: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course E530, E730 or E737



Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

It is expected that students will engage weekly with online materials for a minimum of 2-hours. This may include but is not limited to the following: Black Board Collaborate, discussion boards, online readings and online modules.

A minimum of two Blackboard Collaborate sessions will be conducted during the trimester


This unit will enable students to develop advanced knowledge and skills relevant to the planning, facilitation and assessment of their specialist subject areas in the later years of schooling. Students undertake a detailed and critical analysis of an authentic VCE curriculum program in their specialist teaching area which is currently being delivered to a cohort of students in schools. Particular attention is given to the use of applied learning approaches, examining effective strategies for personalising students' learning experiences, and the safe and effective use of ICT to support later years students' learning. Students apply their deep disciplinal knowledge and their knowledge of effective learning principles and later years curriculum design to prepare an engaging and safe curriculum program which meets the specific learning outcomes of their own specialist VCE curriculum subject areas and demonstrates application of effective assessment principles.The unit requires students to prepare an overview of professional associations and relevant professional resources supporting their specialist teaching areas in the Later years.

Students are required to work closely with their school-based Later Years specialist teaching subject mentors and Site Directors in the Deakin University Alliance schools where professional experience will be undertaken.

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