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Griffith University and Open Universities Australia provide this specialist online unit, Foundation Principles of Middle Schooling, which will enhance your understanding of the critical, but often overlooked, middle school years. Exploring both the theoretical and practical aspects of pedagogy, you will develop a thorough understanding of these critical years, and the most effective teaching methodologies to influence young people during this time.
The unit covers the neurological development pupils experience during these years, and the challenges they face as they develop their identity and independence. You will begin to understand how different teaching styles can keep these learners engaged through this turbulent time, and why different pupils learn most effectively in different ways.
You will have the chance to explore collaborative teaching, as well as collaborative learning, and find out how this ties in to the curriculum practice expected of middle years pupils. The unit also covers assessment practices, and will help you build an effective and varied classroom environment to facilitate learning and assessment in a middle years setting.
To be eligible to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:
You also cannot enrol in this unit if you have already completed it, or an academic equivalent.
In this Foundation Principles of Middle Schooling unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is a core requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
Want more information about this unit? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
This online unit will help you to develop an appropriate understanding of different approaches to teaching and assessing pupils, and creating an effective classroom environment.
The unit provides a forward-looking approach, designed to help you teach the new, millennial generation. Whether you choose to take your career into the classroom, or to pursue further academic study, this unit provides a solid grounding in the effective teaching of middle school years.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
Want more information about financial and student support? Fill out the enquiry form to the right and a study consultant will contact you with the details you need.
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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