This unit covers the content, structure and substance of the Victorian and Australian Curriculum Yrs. 7-12. The unit will engage with current knowledge and understanding about the various strategies and features for developing effective lessons to engage a diverse range of students in the secondary years in their specialist area. Students will incorporate appropriate use of ICT processes for enhancing learning experiences in their discipline. Teaching Candidates will develop a critical understanding from a Christian perspective of the various frameworks that have driven and shaped the teaching of their specialist area.
Students in each area of specialisation will be mentored by one or more teachers experienced in their area of specialisation, exposing students to those with recent classroom experience. Relevant teaching strategies for their specialisation will be focussed upon by the mentor teachers.
APST 2: Know the content and how to teach it
+ Knowing adolescents and how to teach them
+ Understanding, respecting and responding to student diversity, including protocols
+ Strategies for involving parents in educative processes
+ Ways of diagnosing needs
+ Lesson Planning
+ Building on the primary years – an overview
+ Getting to know the 7-10 Curriculum
+ Getting to know the VCE Curriculum
+ Addressing literacy and numeracy learning relevant to the specialisation
+ Integrating general capabilities and cross-curriculum as relevant to the specialisation
+ History and perspectives of your discipline
+ Pedagogical content knowledge of your discipline (teaching strategies)
+ Resources commonly used by schools