Teaching and Leading in the Middle Years of Schooling
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- 24 Jul 2023
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At the completion of this course you should be able to:
- Review and critically analyse contemporary literature to demonstrate an appreciation of the issues and challenges facing early adolescents in the 21st century.
- Analyse and interpret pedagogies and practices associated with best practice for early adolescent learning
- Critically evaluate the research literature and develop a position paper on one aspect of middle schooling processes and practices.
- Analyse and synthesise accumulated understandings of middle schooling by conducting an audit of practices at their own schools to ascertain the extent to which these practices promote the needs of early adolescents.
- 1. Getting to know early adolescents
- 2. Pedagogy in the Middle Years
- 3. A Culture not a structure
- 4. Action PLan
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
No additional requirements
This course examines the guiding principles of middle schooling and the ways that student learning can be enhanced through a consideration of practices, processes, strategies and structures that best accommodate the needs of early adolescents. Students will examine the specific learning needs of early adolescents, early adolescent brain research and how this influences the pedagogy in middle school classrooms. Underpinning the course will be theme of “middle schooling” as a culture rather than a structure. Students will also explore how to lead pedagogical change in the middle years To this end, the course will conclude with participants engaging in an audit of their own schools to determine the extent to which middle schooling practices are evident and then recommend appropriate changes.
Article critique 30% Reflection 20% Essay 50%
- Research Essay (50%)
- Article Critique (30%)
- Written reflection (20%)
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