ED621 Ecology and Management of Learning Environments: School Observation (5 days)
A combination of 5 units from the student’s Major and Minor


ED631 Curriculum, Assessment and Data: School Observation (5 days)
1 Major or minor

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

In this unit you will engage with current knowledge and understanding about the structure and substance of English as a discipline, children’s language development, effective pedagogies and teaching strategies, assessment and curriculum design for English relevant to primary schooling. You will analyse contemporary theories of how children develop mastery in English and the teacher’s role in developing students’ use of language to listen thoughtfully, speak effectively, read critically, enjoy imaginatively and write competently and creatively. It introduces you to the Victorian Curriculum F-10 and Australian Curriculum (English), the Language, Literature and Literacy strands (appropriate to primary schooling) and the learning theories that underpin them. This unit explores social, cultural and Christian perspectives on English content and pedagogies, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives.

This unit will provide practical links between contemporary theory, reading, writing, oral language, assessment and teaching in order to develop deep understandings about the effective teaching of literacy across the curriculum in the primary years. The unit covers formal and informal diagnostic, formative and summative assessment strategies for English and how to use assessment data to evaluate student learning and modify teaching practices. The unit covers a range of differentiated teaching strategies and resources, including high quality, culturally sensitive relevant instructional materials and children’s literature, for supporting inclusive engagement and literacy development and instruction for all learners across the curriculum in the primary years. You will engage with literature by authors of other cultures, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Asian cultures, and will develop skills in teaching literacy to students with English as a second language or dialect (EAL/D). You will develop your personal competence in utilising ICT for educational purposes to expand students’ learning in English and in ICT. This unit will also include advanced instruction towards developing your personal proficiencies in the areas of English language, literature and literacy.

The professional practice units provide students with the opportunity to link and apply theory to practice.


Unit offerings

Face to face: Semester 1, 2024 (Every Year, Semester 1)

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.