EDUC6150

Boys and Classroom Practice

10 Units

The course assists teachers to examine their own ideas about boys and learning, and their own classroom practice and assessment strategies in relation to boys' learning needs. Theoretical and practical knowledge of multiple intellegences, teaching and learning styles and classroom organisation and assessment approaches will be critically analysed. Case studies from primary, middle school and senior secondary will be examined.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)

Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004

Objectives
  1. Investigate current information on boys’ learning preferences.
  2. Examine case studies on initiatives in educating boys in primary, middle and senior secondary contexts.
  3. Understand theoretical and practical knowledge on learning styles and multiple intelligences.
  4. Examine current classroom practices and assessment approaches for boys.
  5. Investigate current information on women and men teachers contributions to educating boys.
Content
  1. Current information on boys learning preferences.
  2. Case studies on initiatives in educating boys. Students will critically review a range of case studies on school initiatives for boys in various contexts.
  3. Theoretical and practical knowledge on learning styles and multiple intelligences. Students will review current literature on learning styles and multiple intelligences as it applies to the variety of differences amongst boys.
  4. Current classroom practices and assessment approaches for boys.
  5. Students will identify the range of current classroom practices and assessment approaches for boys in primary, middle and senior secondary contexts.
Replacing Course(s) N/A
Transition Not Required
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Nil
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : Paper Based
Teaching Methods Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
  • Other: (please specify) - 1. 45% Case study on boys' learning preferences
  • Other: (please specify) - 2. 55% Developing a unit of work to meet the needs of a group of boys.
Contact Hours
  • Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for EDUC6150

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