Foundation Principles of Middle Schooling

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

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.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Middle Years Education

You also cannot enrol in this unit if you have already completed it, or an academic equivalent.

Areas of study

In this Foundation Principles of Middle Schooling unit, the topics you will study include:

  • The middle years: what's it all about?
  • The middle years learner
  • The middle years learner's brain
  • Social competence: identity and independence
  • Differentiated learners
  • Pedagogical practices in the middle years
  • Curriculum practices in the middle years
  • Assessment practices in the middle years
  • Collaborative learning
  • Collaborative teaching
  • Relationships in the middle years
  • A personal philosophy

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Graduate Certificate in Middle Years Education, Griffith University

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.

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How will this unit advance my career?

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.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Foundation Principles of Middle Schooling from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

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.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

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).

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