EDUC 6552NA - Pedagogical Engagement & Learning
Ngee Ann Academy - Quadmester 4 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code EDUC 6552NA Course Pedagogical Engagement & Learning Coordinating Unit School of Education Term Quadmester 4 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s Ngee Ann Academy Units 3 Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Course Description This course introduces students to pedagogies appropriate for use across a range of learning contexts with a focus on student engagement in active learning. The theoretical justification for the use of such pedagogies is examined. Theories of knowledge acquisition, the body of knowledge built around learning theory, and the positioning of such theory in the socio-cultural diversity of contemporary learning contexts will be examined. The ways in which to manage students (children, young people and adults) to enhance learning engagement will be analysed. A highly sophisticated repertoire of pedagogical practices will be developed.
Course Coordinator: Joyleen de Leo
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.One intensive workshop: Monday 14 December to Friday 18 December
Course Learning OutcomesAIMS:
The aim of this course is to develop a sophisticated repertoire of theory and pedagogies appropriate to your field.
1 Exhibit an understanding of learning and teaching within current contexts 2 Evaluate a number of approaches to pedagogy and curriculum development 3 Critique a range of research, professional and scholarly documents relating to the curriculum area 4 Communicate in spoken and written form using clear and concise language in a variety of genres 5 Collaborate with peers to engage them in active learning 6 Develop evidence of innovative learning activities in a variety of contexts 7 Develop appropriate assessment that encourages active learning 8 Apply understandings of pedagogy and curriculum to a variety of situations 9 Show awareness of academic and ethical conventions related to gathering and recording of sources
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1,2,7,& 8 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 3 & 4 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 6, 7 & 8 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 4 & 5 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1,2 & 3 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9
Required ResourcesNo required textbook.
In consultation with your academic leader you will undertake readings from professional and academic sources related to your edagogical interest, curriculum, assessment and active pedagogies.
Recommended ResourcesRefer to My Uni and information provided by your lecturer in workshops.
Online LearningAccess to MyUni
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesFace-to-face workshop on:
Monday 14 December to Friday 18 December
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
1 workshop intensive 38 hours Reading 18 hours Online collaboration 24 hours Research & preparation for active discussion and for giving one slide & seminar presentation - mini-lesson 18 hours Preparation of assisngment - lesson plan (x1) 32 hours Preparation of motivation for lesson Plan (x1) 26 hours TOTAL = 156 hours
Learning Activities Summary
Schedule Week Topic Lecture Intensive
Definitions of engagement, student centred learning and pedagogy Monday 14 December to Friday 18 December Historical student-centred pedagogies:
Montessori & Steiner
Project-based, team-based, clinical, field-based and immersion learning Working with large groups and lectures including differentiated learning Teaching and learning in small groups / individualised learning Online and blended learning pedagogies Aligning curriculum and pedagogy Building curriculum and assessment in harmony with productive pedagogies Teaching and teaching theory appropriate to your discipline: a reading exercise Collecting evidence that demonstrates quality teaching (including AITSL standards) Building a teaching portfolio Writing a teaching philosophy Presenting a mini lesson
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome Reflections: Developing your beliefs about pedagogy and learning theories Reflection and sharing
with colleagues in class
During participation in workshops
10% 1,2,3,4,5 Give a mini lesson using power point & engaging participants in learning activities Mini lesson with slides & learning activities Scheduled during workshop 2 40% 1,2,3,4,5,6,8 Lesson plan, teaching philosophy and motivation for plan Written assignment with justification and references 29 December 50% 1,2,3,4,6,7,8,9
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents must attend a minimum of 90% of workshop sessions
Assessment DetailReflections and Mini lesson occur in the workshop, the lesson plan and motivation to be submitted online through MyUni.
No information currently available.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
The University places a high priority on approaches to learning and teaching that enhance the student experience. Feedback is sought from students in a variety of ways including on-going engagement with staff, the use of online discussion boards and the use of Student Experience of Learning and Teaching (SELT) surveys as well as GOS surveys and Program reviews.
SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies/101/) course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.
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