ETP303 - Curriculum and Pedagogy


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool, *CBD

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Students in course version E359.4 (offering years 2012-2025): ETP301 or ETP300
Students in course version E359.5 (offering years 2017-): ETP300


Must be in course E359

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 - campus

1 x 1-hour class and 1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Professional experience: Students will be required to complete 10-placement days


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


This unit introduces students to curriculum and pedagogy theory, and considers the role of teachers as curriculum workers. Pre-service teachers will analyse a range of political, populist, and theoretical positions related to curriculum and pedagogy, and put forward their own aspirations as curriculum workers.

They will investigate how to plan for student learning in light of leading theories about learning and student agency, and they will explore some key curriculum and pedagogical frameworks that are influential in schools both nationally and globally.

Pre-service teachers will utilise the diverse resources that students bring to plan for and implement effective teaching and learning by establishing challenging learning goals, effectively structuring and sequencing learning programs and choosing and using appropriate teaching strategies and resources.

They will examine why the rationale of any curriculum and pedagogical approach is central to all educational practice and they will design praxis to provide experiences which can be justified as offering educative value for all students in local and global contexts.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle Requirement: Satisfactory completion of the 10 day professional experience placement is required in order to pass this unit

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