EDFD444 - The Middle Years of Schooling
This unit is designed to develop an understanding of the rationale and implications of the policy and research shift of focus to the middle years of schooling since the early 1900s. Incorporating a whole school framework the unit will explore strategic planning initiatives to meet the needs of middle years of schooling students. In particular studies in the unit aim to assist preservice student teachers develop a critical perspective of emerging issues and to develop a range of instructional designs, learning techniques, and communication strategies appropriate to the middle years of schooling. Students will also be expected to become familiar with available resources and to develop their own resources to facilitate an understanding of the schooling needs of adolescents in the middle years.