ECN735 - Introduction to Teaching: Middle Years


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Students must be enrolled in course E730 or E737




E737 students: ECN734

E730 students: Nil

Incompatible with:


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 - cloud (online)

A minimum of 2 Blackboard Collaborate sessions will be conducted during the trimester.

The first BB collaborate to occur 2-weeks prior to submission of assessment 1.
The second BB collaborate to occur 2-weeks prior to submission of assessment 2.

In-person attendance requirements

2-day Intensive in Week 1 of the trimester


This unit will explore essential knowledge, concepts, issues and strategies to engage Middle Years learners. Students are introduced to current research into how Middle Years students learn, their diversity as learners and the implications for teaching. The program of study will include recent developments pertaining to Australian Middle Years schooling, relevant research impacting education, teachers and young people, Middle Years curriculum and its implementations in Australian schools.

Students will examine in detail the knowledge and skills required to plan for teaching and learning activities in the Middle years of the Australian curriculum. This unit will enable you to address the essential professional knowledge to undertake teaching Middle Years learners, including an introduction to the Practice Principles for excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Australian Standards for Teachers.

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