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Practical Methods of Instruction (EDN541)

School School of Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description This unit explores effective teaching strategies that can be used in a variety of settings (with an emphasis on tertiary and adult education). Topics cover: lesson planning and preparation, lecturing, effective questioning, using graphic organisers, group work and collaborative learning, student diversity, ICT assessment and reflection. By the end of the unit, students will have learned concrete ways to assess and improve their teaching practice and have a range of instructional methods to use in their teaching context.
Unit Learning Outcomes Students will be able to:
1. Differentiate between instructional theoretical perspectives and explain the relationship between instructional theory and their personal teaching philosophy.
2. Critically reflect on a selected range of instructional organisers and explain how these inform the selection and use of specific instructional methods.
3. 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.
4. 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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. Identify and explain the principles and application of ICT instructional models including TPACK and SAMR.
8. 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 a specific learning context.
9. Critically reflect on your ability to research, plan and apply of a range of instructional and assessment methods and identify opportunities for improvement in your own instructional skill development.
Timetabled Learning Activities Tutorials: 2 hours per week.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
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 (on-line, to be reviewed prior to Workshop).
Assessment Assessments include the following:
1. Instructional Practicum Portfolio
2. Professional Presentation
3. Weekly Learning Activities
These tasks provide opportunity for students to demonstrate an understanding and application of their instructional skills and knowledge.
Prerequisites Enrolment in a Graduate qualification or permission of the Unit Coordinator.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Certificate in Education (Secondary Mathematics 7-10) (GradCertEd(SecMaths))
Graduate Certificate in Education (Secondary Science 7-10) (GradCertEd(SecSci))
Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management (GradCertHRM)
Graduate Certificate in Tertiary and Adult Education (GradCertTerAdEd)
Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) (GradDipEd)
Graduate Diploma in Education (Tertiary and Workplace) (GradDipEd)
Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (GradDipHRM)
Master of Education (Coursework) (MEd)
Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
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
EDN541
Dr Rebecca Saunders
Scholarly Teaching Fellow

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6460
e: R.Saunders@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.015 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
Unit Contacts
EDN541

DUBAI-ISC: TJD-Internal
MURDOCH: S1-External
MURDOCH: S1-Internal
Dr Rebecca Saunders
Scholarly Teaching Fellow

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6460
e: R.Saunders@murdoch.edu.au
o: 450.4.015 - Education and Humanities, Murdoch Campus
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