Course Title: Learning Across The Curriculum

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Learning Across The Curriculum

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2465

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

TCHE2505

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Nicky Carr

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7802

Course Coordinator Email: nicky.carr@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 220.04.13


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will explore problem-based learning approach to integrated curriculum. You will be immersed in collaborative learning to solve a complex problem centred on issues of sustainability. You will reflect upon the pedagogies used throughout the problem-solving process and identify how different areas of learning have been integrated. You will apply learning to the development of authentic, engaging integrated learning curriculum plans that embody the principles being taught. The course also aims to draw upon people and resources from the wider community, and models the effective integration of Information Communication Technology (ICT).


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

• Distinguish between different models of integrated learning, with an emphasis on problem-based learning.
• Extend your knowledge of how to utilise and integrate ICT and collaborative learning in classrooms
• Develop personal skills in analysing, evaluating and synthesising information; forming hypotheses; creating and justifying ideas; as well as develop capabilities in fostering such skills in your own students
• Design and plan an engaging integrated curriculum learning experience drawing on a variety of pedagogical strategies.

 


You will be assessed on your development of the following program learning outcomes in this course:

• Develop and apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to your professional practice and development in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
• Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse educational contexts.
• Work with others in a range of roles and contexts, demonstrating cultural, environmental and social awareness and ethical and reflective practice.

 


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will involve a range of activities including research, reflection, discussion, observation, responding  to educational scenarios, lectures, workshops. In addition,  webinars discussing the pedagogical strategies used in each  workshop will be created and will form the basis of weekly online  discussions in which you will be expected to participate.


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment may include reports, projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf  summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc