TEAC 7123 Secondary Curriculum 1A

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102087

Coordinator Erika Smith Opens in new window

Description From 2020 students should note that core units are now taught in semesters rather than half yearly sessions. All students seeking a first secondary teaching area qualification must complete this Years 7-10 teaching methodology unit. The unit will examine and model effective contemporary classroom practice to develop students' pedagogical content knowledge. The specifics of the relevant NSW Education Standards Authority Years 7-10 Syllabus and links with the K-6 curriculum will be analysed and critiqued as will current Australian and NSW educational/curriculum policies and priorities. Emphasis will be placed on principles underlying engaged inquiry teaching within the specific secondary subject, on creativity and quality teaching outcomes, on innovative course, unit and lesson planning and on the role of student data in authentic and appropriate assessment practices. Opportunities for investigation and discussion of current research particularly related to sustainability and diversity in the teaching of the specific subject area will be important.

School Education

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Pre-requisite(s) Students enrolled in 1714 Master of Teaching (Secondary) or 1848 M Teaching (Secondary) STEM must have successfully completed 20 credit points

Equivalent Subjects TEAC 7129 - Secondary Method 1A

Assumed Knowledge

Students will be expected to have completed at least two-thirds of the NSW Education Standards Authority first teaching area requirement (a minimum of six relevant undergraduate/postgraduate subjects with no more than two subjects at Level 1 and at least two subjects at Level 3).


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Professional Task 2,000 Words 50 N Individual
Portfolio 2,000 Words (Portfolio) 50 N Individual

Teaching Periods