Course Title: Teaching Across the Curriculum

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Teaching Across the Curriculum

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2319

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014

Course Coordinator: Dr Kathy Jordan

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7813

Course Coordinator Email:kathy.jordan@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This is a core course that focuses on theoretical knowledge and practical skills in teaching across the VELS domains. It has a particular focus on integrating literacy, and numeracy concepts as well as ICT and assessment practices. Students will learn about current and complex ways of planning and implementing curriculum and develop ways of integrating curriculum, literacy and numeracy concepts and ICT and assessment processes (both formative and summative), appropriate to the Victorian curriculum context that can be applied as part of work integrated learning. Students will also provide a sound pedagogical rationale for this development.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course is designed to assist students to:
• Understand the relationship between curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
• Develop capacity to plan integrated curriculum.
• Examine theories of curriculum planning and assessment practices as well as literacy, numeracy and ICT across the curriculum.
• Embed literacy and numeracy concepts and ICT and assessment practices in rich and authentic ways.


Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
• Successfully plan integrated curriculum with a focus on literacy, numeracy, ICT and assessment.
• Demonstrate their knowledge of current ways of planning and implementing curriculum.
• Provide an educational rationale for their decision making.
• Present their learning to peers.


ICT Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course, students will have demonstrated and/or acquired the following ICT capabilities:
• Understandings of the role of ICT in learning and implications for the classroom.
• Awareness of a range of contemporary ICT resources suitable for the classroom.
• Understandings of how ICT resources can be integrated in meaningful ways that take into account students’ existing and diverse technological skills and to produce engaging and challenging curriculum.
• Skills in using ICT for communication, presentation, work preparation and implementation.
• Personal proficiency in using ICT.


VIT Standards
This course is aligned with the following standards:
• Teachers know how students learn and how to teach them effectively.
• Teachers know their students.
• Teachers plan and assess for effective learning.
• Teachers use a range of teaching strategies and resources to engage students in effective learning.
• Teachers reflect on, evaluate and improve their professional knowledge and practice.
• Teachers are active members of their profession.


Overview of Learning Activities

Students’ learning in this course will involve a range of activities including lectures, tutorials, workshops, on-line discussions, curriculum design and readings in order to support the development of the learning outcomes of this course.


Overview of Learning Resources

See Part B


Overview of Assessment

Assessment tasks are directly linked to the stated objectives and outcomes. Assessment in the course will be both theoretical and practical in nature. A range of formative and summative assessment types will be incorporated into the course (for example, written, oral or performance based assessment).

Students should refer to Part B of the course guide for further information on assessment.