Subject details

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

  1. construct lesson plans with challenging learning goals, a range of teaching strategies, and diverse resources, including digital technologies, that reflect an understanding of how students learn
  2. apply and evaluate effective planning techniques and a range of teaching strategies, acknowledging the needs of students from diverse backgrounds, in a major secondary teaching area
  3. use effective communication skills and maintain student safety in secondary school settings
  4. observe a practising teacher and analyse their approach to planning of learning experiences, and their use of pedagogical and formative assessment strategies to engage students and monitor their learning.
    • Teachers professional practice
    • The teaching and learning cycle
    • Curriculum development and levels of planning
    • Lesson Planning - Part A
    • Lesson Planning - Part B
    • Pedagogical practices
    • Teaching and learning strategies
    • Catering for all students
    • Reflective practices
    • Responsive practices
    • Assessment, evaluating and reporting
    • Building positive relationships and classroom management
    • Reflection and review
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • E-Portfolios
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online materials

      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • FAQs

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

CUR-EDS102-Teaching in the Secondary School


Note: Level 2 subjects normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 subjects or other relevant experience.

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -

    Access to Microsoft office, video creation & editing software

This is the first in the suite of professional experience placement subjects. The subject explores what it means to be an effective teacher. It focuses on lesson planning, including selecting objectives and appropriate teaching, learning and formative assessment strategies. In addition, it includes the use of appropriate resources and effective communication to support learning. A two-week professional placement will enable students to apply their knowledge and skills gained in the theory component, and gain insights into the complexity of the teacher’s role, aiding their development of a teacher identity. The overall pass requirement for the subject consists of a mark of at least 50% for the theory component and a pass for the professional experience placement.

To view the Practicum Calendar, please see below:

EDS202 Practicum Calendar 2018 (PDF, 25KB)

Please Note:  If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Placement — Professional experience (Pass/Fail%)
  • Exercises (60%)
  • Report — Observations (40%)

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