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  • Objectives
    On completion of the Bachelor of Education (Primary) graduates should be able to: * understand the development of children, their ability to learn in a variety of ways and in difficult situations taking into account their individual needs and abilities; * demonstrate an understanding of the diversity of Australian society, particularly in relation to socioeconomic class, ethnicity, gender and disability, and the influence of these on the education of children; * demonstrate a high level of interpersonal and communication skills including both written and verbal abilities relevant to the teaching profession; * demonstrate the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to design, implement and evaluate curricula, learning programs and classroom practices; * demonstrate a broad perspective on education and the skills to reflect on and debate current educational concerns in Victoria, Australia and internationally; * demonstrate an understanding of teaching as a process, a craft, a career and a profession; and * demonstrate a commitment to personal and professional development.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Education (Primary)
  • Course description
    First Year

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    460-100  School Experience 1
    Through direct experience in schools the subject provides for students to develop their initial understandings of the broad role of the teacher, the primary school curriculum and the learning and teaching processes. It is expected that during the sec...     Year Long     6.25

    476-104  Education 1: Children Schools & Society
    This subject offers an overview of educational theory and practice to enable students to develop their initial perspectives of teaching through an understanding of children, schools and society; an introductory examination of the philosophical and so...     Year Long     18.75

    485-100  Learning Area: Mathematics 1
    his subject deals with mathematical content in Number, Working Mathematically, Chance and Data of the Victorian primary mathematic curriculum. Students will deepen their own knowledge of these topics and study the way in which children think and lea...     Year Long     12.50

    476-107  Learning Area: Society & Environment 1
    This subject examines aspects of our knowledge of society and the environment and how we can assist children to develop key understandings, skills and values in these fields. Topics include class; culture; ethnicity and race; the changing nature of w...     Semester 1     12.50

    485-102  Learning Area: Science & Technology 1
    This subject examines some fundamental concepts of the physical, chemical, biological and earth sciences and associated technology , in relation to teaching the Science and Technology in the primary school. Children's understandings of natural ph...     Semester 1     12.50

    483-107  Learning Area: Language & Literacy 1
    This subject introduces aspects of language acquisition, language development, and children's literature, with particular emphasis on the development and consolidation of students' communicative competence in language.     Semester 2     12.50

    485-101  Learning Area: Health & Physical Ed.1
    An introduction to the nature and scope of teaching and learning in health and physical education. Topics covered in lectures include the bio-physical and sociocultural foundations of health and physical education, human sexuality and teaching and le...     Semester 2     12.50

    Students will be allocated to one of the following subjects in first and second semester and semester 1 in second year.

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    483-104  Learning Area: Primary Visual Arts
    This subject introduces students to visual arts as contributing to the arts as a key learning area through the learning processes of arts practices (ideas, skills and processes) and responding to the arts (crtiticism, aesthetics and contexts). Studen...     Semester 1, Semester 2     6.25

    483-106  Learning Area: Primary Drama
    This subject introduces students to drama and its contribution to the arts as a key learning area through the learning processes of arts practice (ideas, skills and processes) and responding to the arts (criticism, aesthetics and contexts). Students ...     Semester 1, Semester 2     6.25

    483-105  Learning Area: Primary Music
    This subject introduces students to the nature of music and its contributions to the arts as a key learning area through the learning processes of arts practice (composing, performing) and responding to the arts (listening, contextual understanding)....     Semester 1, Semester 2     6.25

    Second Year

    Course Stream Subjects

    Subject     Semester     Credit Points

    460-200  School Experience 2
    Through direct experience, the subject provides for understanding of the overall functioning of primary schools, capacities and responses of individual children in school settings; and specific characteristics of a school's operations for the co...     Year Long     12.50

    476-200  Education 2A: Educ. Theories & Practices
    Theories from the major disciplines underpinning current educational practice will be studied. Theories from educational sociology, educational philosophy and educational psychology, noting their relevance to contemporary educational issues such as d...     Year Long     12.50

    485-200  ICT and Children's Learning
    The focus of this subject is on developing a sound understanding of how current information and communication technologies can be used to support curriculum goals and to enhance teaching and learning in early childhood and primary settings.     Year Long     12.50

    485-202  Learning Area: Mathematics 2
    This subject deals with mathematics, especially in the areas of space and measurement in pre-school and primary schools. Students will extend their own knowledge by engaging in challenging mathematical tasks. They will examine knowledge of children&a...     Year Long     12.50

    485-220  Learning Area: Health & Physical Ed.2
    This subject examines curriculum issues in health and physical education through the Victorian Essential Learning Standards. Practical workshops and seminars focus upon the primary curriculum. Lecture topics include motor learning; paediatric exercis...     Semester 2     12.50

    476-202  Education 2B Indigenous Aust Studies
    Topics studied include traditional through to contemporary Indigenous Australian (Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) peoples' ­cultures; the origins, diversity, history and current issues and initiatives of

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