Prerequisite or Co-requisite A Curriculum and Teaching 1 unit (one of EDAR416, EDLA438, EDLO409, EDMA417, EDMU408, EDPH414, EDSS416, EDSS420, EDSS422 or EDST443).
This unit enables students to extend their knowledge of their major curriculum and teaching area with a particular focus on placing that key learning area within the broader curriculum context, both nationally and internationally. Students will explore how general capabilities and cross curriculum perspectives from contemporary Australian curriculum are integrated within their curriculum area and the connections between the key areas of study. Different approaches to the middle years of schooling and the ways in which they cater for the diversity of needs and interests of students will be contrasted. Issues in education such as gender, ethics and social justice will also be considered.