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Practical Methods of Instruction for Secondary School Science and Mathematics (EDN5411)

School School of Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2E-internal, S2E-external
Description This unit explores effective instructional theory and methodology that can be used in a variety of secondary mathematics and science settings. Topics cover, instructional design, lecturing, effective questioning, using graphic organisers, group work, inquiry and project-based learning, self-directed collaborative learning and ICT. By the end of the unit, students will have learned concrete ways to assess and improve their instructional practice and have an increased repertoire of instructional methods to use in their future teaching context.
Unit Learning Outcomes Students to be able to:
1. Differentiate between instructional theoretical perspectives and explain the relationship between
instructional theory and their personal teaching philosophy in a secondary context.
2. Describe the relationship between emotional safety and learning and identify, select and apply a
range of instructional methods to promote, create and maintain emotional safety and inclusivity in
the secondary teaching context.
3. Identify and explain the critical attributes and theory supporting the use of range of didactic
instructional methods including, lectures, direct and explicit instruction, encoding strategies,
modelling and questioning in the secondary teaching context.
4. Identify and explain the critical attributes and theory supporting the use of range of collaborative
instructional methods, including large and small group structures and demonstrate and ability to
structure, monitor, support and assess effective and inclusive group activities in the secondary
teaching context.
5. Identify and explain the critical attributes and theory supporting the use of range of visual
instructional methods including, Concept Maps, Mind Maps, Venn Diagrams, Flow Charts, Fishbone
Diagrams and audio-visual materials in the secondary teaching context.
6. Identify and explain the principles and application of ICT instructional models including TPACK and
SAMR and their application in the secondary teaching context.
7. Identify, analyse and evaluate peer-referenced research and use this to design and conduct lessons
demonstrating the integrated use of a range of instructional and assessment methods in the
secondary teaching context.
8. Critically reflect on their ability to research, plan and apply of a range of instructional and
assessment methods and identify opportunities for improvement in their own instructional skill
development.
Timetabled Learning Activities Face-to-Face workshops:
2.5 days at the start of the teaching period
1 day at the end of the teaching period
Unit Learning Experiences The flipped classroom approach to learning in this unit uses a blended strategy of lecture and individual and
group learning activities. All students will engage in some level of online learning.
Other Learning Experiences Lectures: 1 hour per week (provided on-line)
Assessment Assessments include the following: 1. Weekly Learning Activities, 2. Professional Presentation, 3.Instructional Planning Portfolio. These tasks provide opportunity for students to demonstrate an understanding and application of their instructional skills and knowledge.
Prerequisites Enrolment in the Graduate Certificate in Education (Secondary Mathematics 7-10) or the Graduate Certificate in Education (Secondary Science 7-10), or permission of the Unit Coordinator.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed EDN541 Practical Methods of Instruction cannot enrol in this unit for credit.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Graduate Certificate in Education (Secondary Mathematics 7-10) (GradCertEd(SecMaths))
Graduate Certificate in Education (Secondary Science 7-10) (GradCertEd(SecSci))
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Contacts

Unit Coordinator
EDN5411
Mrs Alison Hilton
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7558
e: A.Hilton@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.012 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
EDN5411

MURDOCH: S2E-External
MURDOCH: S2E-Internal
Mrs Alison Hilton
Associate Lecturer

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 7558
e: A.Hilton@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.3.012 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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