ETP303 - Curriculum and Pedagogy


2020 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


Students will use the broader issues and discourses raised in previous units to inform curriculum and pedagogic planning, implementation and evaluation. For curriculum and pedagogy to offer educative value there must be detailed engagement with particular contexts and student populations. The relation between educational theory and context will be explored through examining a variety of curriculum and pedagogical positions, within Australian (e.g. strategies for teaching Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders) and global contexts (e.g. International Baccalaureate) and how dimensions of politics, morality, culture and philosophy inform teaching programs.

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 (AITSL Standard 3).

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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