EDUC 7552NA - Pedagogical Engagement & Learning

Ngee Ann Academy - Quadmester 3 - 2017

This course defines a range of diverse pedagogies applicable to all levels of learning and introduces students to the history of pedagogical thought with a focus on engagement and student centred learning in contemporary contexts. The theoretical justification for the use of a broad range of pedagogies is examined. Theories of learning and the acquisition of knowledge including their implications for authentic pedagogical practices will be explored in the context of diverse socio-cultural realities. The ways in which to manage students of all ages to enhance learning engagement will be analysed. Students will be encouraged to develop a sophisticated portfolio of professional pedagogical repertoires specifically related to their field so they can model quality teaching and learning to peers.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code EDUC 7552NA
    Course Pedagogical Engagement & Learning
    Coordinating Unit School of Education
    Term Quadmester 3
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s Ngee Ann Academy
    Units 3
    Contact 36 hours intensive delivery
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Incompatible EDUC 6552NA Pedagogical Engagement & Learning
    Restrictions M Ed students only - Singapore
    Course Description This course defines a range of diverse pedagogies applicable to all levels of learning and introduces students to the history of pedagogical thought with a focus on engagement and student centred learning in contemporary contexts.
    The theoretical justification for the use of a broad range of pedagogies is examined. Theories of learning and the acquisition of knowledge including their implications for authentic pedagogical practices will be explored in the context of diverse socio-cultural realities. The ways in which to manage students of all ages to enhance learning engagement will be analysed.
    Students will be encouraged to develop a sophisticated portfolio of professional pedagogical repertoires specifically related to their field so they can model quality teaching and learning to peers.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Linda Westphalen

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:
    1 Exhibit an understanding of learning and teaching theory.
    2 Investigate and evaluate approaches to pedagogical engagement, including the use of ICTs, in diverse learning contexts.
    3 Critique a range of professional and scholarly research documents relating to pedagogy.
    4 Demonstrate the ability to create innovative integrated unit and lesson plans with due consideration of internal (constructive) and external (curriculum and/or relevant accreditation) alignment and pedagogical process.
    5 Develop a professional eportfolio, including a diverse pedagogical repertoire.
    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)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1, 2, 3
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    1-5
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    2, 3, 4, 5
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    2, 5
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    2
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    5
  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    There is no required textbook. I recommended Killen, Roy (2016) Effective Teaching Strategies: Lessons from Research and Practice.  Cengage Learning, South Melbourne (7th Ed), as it is a good text for delving in and out of as you wish. Readings will also be provided online via MyUni.  Students will need a mobile device, such as a laptop, for access to teaching materials while in class and for the development of the Professional ePortfolio.  Students will need to create a gmail account for accessing the ePortfolio template and Google Drive folders.
    Recommended Resources
    Killen, Roy (2016) Effective Teaching Strategies: Lessons from Research and Practice.  Cengage Learning, South Melbourne (7th Ed).
    Online Learning
    Students will need a mobile device, such as a laptop, for access to teaching materials while in class and for the development of the Professional ePortfolio.  Students will need to create a gmail account for accessing the ePortfolio template and Google Drive folders.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    There will be two Intensives run in Singapore: Friday 21st July - Sunday 23rd July 2017 and Friday 18th August - Sunday 20th August 2017. 
    There are Readings online via Canvas:  these are not assessed, however there will be an assumed level of knowledge prior to the beginning of the course.  There are also assignments and reading preparation to be done in between Intensives, with the final assessment due on 11 September 2017.
    Workload

    No information currently available.

    Learning Activities Summary
    These are online via Canvas.
    Specific Course Requirements
    None
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary

    Assessment Task Task Type Weighting Learning Outcome
    Reflective blog around pedagogical issues 3 blog entries 15% 1, 2, 3
    Give group lesson plan based on educational theory explaining motivation
    Individually marked group presentation
    25% 1, 2, 3,6,8
    Write individual lesson plan with motivation Unit and Lesson Plan 40% 1, 2,5,8
    Write individual teaching philosophy ePortfolio 20% 1, 2,4
    Assessment Related Requirements
    Attendance at both intensives is compulsory.
    Assessment Detail
    Please explore the Assessment detail via Canvas.
    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    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.

  • Student Feedback

    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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