Curriculum Integration and Differentiation - 2017

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Unit summary

EDC415

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 4
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Case Study (60%) , Essay (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 793.00
HECS 793.00
International 1,043.00

This unit provides opportunities to consolidate professional knowledge and skills related to curriculum, teaching and assessment. Curriculum integration emphasis multi-subject approaches to teaching in children in school, particularly literacy and numeracy. Curriculum differentiation emphasises adjusting teaching and learning methods to accommodate each child’s individual needs and preferences in order to maximum learning. Curriculum integration and differentiation are often achieved in the context of inquiry-based instructional approaches.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of strategies for differentiating teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
  2. generate learning goals that provide achievable challenges for students with varying abilities and characteristics
  3. plan the organisation of curriculum content into an effective learning and teaching sequence
  4. design a comprehensive instructional program that integrates the teaching and learning of literacy and numeracy with other curriculum areas.
  • Case Study (60%)
  • Essay (30%)
  • Report (10%)

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education) students must have completed both EDE322 and EDE325 prior to enrolling in EDC415.

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This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Contemporary learners need contemporary teachers
2Models of inquiry learning
3Developing inquiry questions
4Planning for learning & assessment
5Lesson planning
6Diverse learners
7Differentiation 1
8Differentiation 2
9Excursions & incursions
10Reporting
11Collaborative partnerships
12Reflection

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • FAQs
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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