Education short courses

Course Description
Collaborative designing: transforming school learning spaces Take a collaborative approach to education learning spaces. This course will focus on evaluating and redesigning learning spaces.
Creating apps in the classroom Learn to create education apps to support learning activities in your classroom.
Design Lab: Activating learning in the new QCE (Queensland Certificate of Education) Explore new approaches to pedagogy, formative assessment, feedback, and progress tracking in the new QCE.
Developing children’s oral language in early childhood settings Learn how to support children’s oral language development in early childhood education settings.
Differentiation for diverse students Develop your understanding of differentiation, and learn and practice strategies for implementing differentiation in primary and secondary classrooms.
Entrepreneurial thinking for school leaders This one-day, interactive workshop is designed to prepare and inspire school leaders for the future.
Keeping in the profession: self-care for teachers Develop a deeper understanding of how job-related stress can affect your personal life and overall well-being, and how self-care can help.
Mentoring beginning teachers Learn how to become a better mentor by sharing your practice, providing support and feedback, and modelling effective teaching practice.
Teaching entrepreneurial thinking Learn how to effectively teach entrepreneurial thinking through a practical problem definition and validation framework with this online course.
Teaching students who have suffered complex trauma This online course is designed for teaching staff and education leaders who want to improve their professional practice.

Back to top

Single-unit study

You can study individual units for personal or professional development without having to apply for a full QUT course.

If you successfully complete a unit, you may be eligible for credit if you decide to apply for a degree course in the future.

Units anyone can study

These units don’t have any requirements for previous study or background knowledge.

But if your previous studies were not in English, or were completed in a country where English is not the first language, you will need to demonstrate that you meet our English proficiency requirements when you apply.

Design

  • DYB124 Design Consequences

    Design Consequences is a foundational unit employing historical, theoretical, and applied methods to explore the ways in which design influences and is influenced by cultural traditions and practices, beliefs and biases. Working across the chronological frames of past, present and future, you will learn how to critically engage with and draw upon these cultural factors and influences to shape and define your design work and practice.

Early childhood & inclusive education

  • EAB361 Storytelling in Early Childhood

    A major consideration for teaching in early childhood education is to provide children with rich experiences of 'storying'. This unit introduces you to the following: the value of storytelling with young children; the selection of appropriate children's literature suitable for storytelling; various storytelling strategies in terms of their impact on a young audience; the use of appropriate props for storytelling; ways of integrating storytelling across the curriculum.

  • EAB510 Early Childhood English, Literacies and Language 1

    This unit provides foundation understandings, skills and processes for studying English and literacies in either Primary English Curriculum Studies 1 and 2 (Primary students) or Early Childhood English, literacies and language 2 and 3 (Early Childhood students). The unit focuses on (i) theories of literacies for current times; (ii) children's literature; (iii) language acquisition; (iv) diversity, social justice and how language and texts work; and (v) English and literacy policy in EC and primary education contexts.

  • EAB511 Early Childhood Contemporary and Comparative Perspectives

    This is a foundation unit in which you will explore a range of contemporary and comparative perspectives on the care and education of young children in differing socio-cultural contexts, in Australia and other countries. Linking past to present, you will examine the evolution of key philosophies, theories and approaches in early childhood education and care (ECEC), and consider their influence on contemporary policy, curriculum and practice. The unit encourages you to reflect critically on ways of thinking about children, childhood, development and learning and ECEC and to begin to formulate a personal philosophy of ECEC.

  • EAB512 Child Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Movement Education

    This unit provides foundation understandings, skills and processes for understanding Child Health, Wellbeing, Safety and movement as they impact upon working with children, and as they relate to the learning area Health and Physical Education. The unit focuses on food, nutrition and wellness principles and policies for early childhood education settings; management of health and wellness components within early childhood settings; and planning early childhood health and wellness education.

  • EAB513 Partnerships with Families and Communities

    This is a foundation unit in which you explore theory, research, policy and practice in relation to contemporary children, their families and communities in Australia. This unit encourages you to reflect critically on ways of thinking about children, families and communities, and to consider ways to promote respectful, collaborative partnerships with children, families and communities in diverse socio-cultural contexts.

  • EAB516 Research in Early Childhood

    This unit will help you to understand contemporary research in early childhood. Early childhood research is a dynamic and interdisciplinary field of investigation in which important questions about children and early childhood education and care can be addressed.

  • EAB530 Arts Curriculum Studies 1: Visual and Media Arts

    This unit is a foundational Arts unit examining the basic elements and concepts relevant to the Visual and Media arts in particular. The unit provides opportunities for practical exploration of these art forms, and introduces relevant arts pedagogies that emphasise the role of the arts in society and in the care and education of children from birth to 12 years of age.

  • EAB531 Early Childhood Science Education

    This unit develops your understanding of early childhood science education for children from birth to eight years of age. It develops knowledge, skills and dispositions that will enable you to apply these understandings to effective inquiry-based science teaching and learning in early childhood centres and the early years of school.

  • EAB532 Early Childhood Mathematics Education 1

    In this unit, you will develop an understanding of the contemporary context of Early Childhood Mathematics Education (ECME) and be introduced to mathematical content knowledge and the pedagogical practices associated with Number and Algebra. Through your participation in this unit and the proceeding EAB533 Early Childhood Mathematics Education 2 unit, you will develop conceptual and pedagogical knowledge of early years mathematics teaching and learning.

Education

  • EDB112 ICT in Early Childhood and Primary Education

    This unit is at the introductory stage of your course and provides the foundations for the application of information and communication technologies (ICT) in curriculum and pedagogy. It addresses the knowledge and application of ICT in both early childhood and primary education contexts. It further shows how children can benefit from opportunities to explore their world using technologies to develop confidence in using digital media.

  • EUB003 Managing Challenging Student Behaviours Related to Complex Trauma

    This unit is designed to develop your understanding and skill in neuroscience-informed management and support of early childhood, primary and secondary students who have experienced complex childhood trauma (abuse, neglect, family violence, etc.). New teachers often deem student behaviour to be one of the most confronting aspects of their new careers. The behavioural concerns presented by students who are living with the outcomes of complex trauma can be significant and persistent and can be unresponsive to more traditional behaviour management approaches. By examining the impact of complex trauma on the developing brain and nervous system, you will understand why these behaviours occur and the approaches and strategies that are recommended to address them to enhance short-term and long-term outcomes for students. By accessing this learning in either the third or the final year of your degree, you will be informed and prepared for the times when you are responsible for the learning and well-being of these students whilst minimising any negative impact on your well-being or teaching practice.

  • EUB005 The Global Teacher, Learner and Citizen

    Emerging environmental, demographic, economic, cultural and digital forces are shaping young peoples' lives around the globe and increasing their intercultural encounters. This unit will provide you with opportunities to develop your capacity to teach in an interconnected, diverse and rapidly changing world. Building on your knowledge and expertise gained from your core units, the unit considers how learners can critically examine global developments that are significant to both the world at large and to their own lives. A variety of subject matter drawn from frameworks for global education including; global competence, intercultural education, global citizenship education, values education and education for sustainable development, will be considered through which key principles and practices of contemporary pedagogy will be explored. You will apply your understanding of a global and intercultural outlook to your education setting.

  • EUB101 Supporting Innovative Pedagogy with Digital Technologies

    This unit introduces key concepts and skills for the application of digital technologies in curriculum and pedagogy. It focuses on using digital technologies as a general capability across early childhood, primary and secondary education contexts, while emphasising the importance of ethical use of digital technologies in new and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. This unit will develop your knowledge of relevant curriculum documents (such as the Australian Curriculum (F-6), and the Early Years Learning Framework) and prepare you with the pedagogies to teach effectively across the curriculum using digital technologies. This unit is undertaken in the first year of your course.

  • EUB102 Teaching in New and Emerging Educational Contexts

    This unit introduces you to the complex relationship between our education system and the social and cultural contexts from which it emerges. You will use socio-cultural and sociological theory to better understand those you will come to teach, as well as how learners' diverse backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, shape their experiences with the modern school/site, often in very different ways.  In this unit, you will develop reflective and critical understandings of the socially, culturally and historically constructed nature of education and care, and be able to identify the social identities and structures influencing contemporary early childhood, primary, middle and senior school contexts.

  • EUB109 English, Literacies and Language 1

    This unit develops your knowledge, skills and application of teaching English curriculum, language and literacy to young children, from birth to year 6. This unit is at the introductory stage of your course and focuses on the theories of teaching English, literacy and language acquisition, and develops understandings about effective use of children's literature in literacy teaching in prior-to-school and primary school settings. This unit supports the development of understandings that will be crucial for your future English, literacies and language units.  You will explore early years literacy teaching and learning, including play based pedagogies with particular focus on birth to Year 3. You will engage with the Early Years Learning Framework, Queensland Kindergarten Guideline and The Australian Curriculum, to understand the ways children and teachers build knowledge and skills with language and literacy as they transition from prior-to-school to formal school contexts.   The unit also prepares you in learning how to annotate evidence of practice, which will be needed for the Teaching Performance Assessment in your final semester.

  • EUB110 Primary English Curriculum Studies 1

    This unit provides an introduction to foundation understandings, skills and processes for studying Primary English Curriculum. In this unit, you will engage with current research about how educators teach children to learn about literature, including literacy theories, pedagogical models and assessment practices. In the context of a real world diverse class profile, you will study the Continuum of Literacy Instruction, the Four Resources Model and reading assessment practices. The Primary English curriculum provides a key context for the development of literacy skills and knowledges. The unit supports the development of understandings that will be critical for further studies of language and literacies in EUB209 Primary English Curriculum Studies 2 and EUB306 Primary English Curriculum Studies 3. The units enable you to build informed professional practices for teaching listening, speaking, reading and writing for the real world.

  • EUB112 Child and Adolescent Learning and Development

    This introductory unit contributes to your foundation knowledge for your pre-service teaching degree. This first-year unit facilitates understanding of how learners construct knowledge and become self-motivated thinkers and problem solvers. The unit provides a means of acquiring knowledge of the processes of learning, and an awareness of the physical, personal, moral, social, and emotional factors that influence development, learning experiences that support the instruction of diverse learners. The unit contributes to your own professional development as a life-long, autonomous learner, capable of reflection and high-level thinking, and of enabling you, as an educator, to promote similar development in your learners.

  • EUB150 World Regions

    This unit offers an introduction to geography as a discipline and provides an overview of the physical and human characteristics of the world's geographical regions, and zones (e.g. climate zones and biomes). With a focus on the interactions between people and environments you will gain an understanding of geographical processes that shape the identity of places. Geographical processes are both bio-physical and anthropogenic in nature and result in patterns of change over time and space which has implications for people and places. Using an inquiry approach, you will explore the regions, sub-regions and zones of the world to develop and apply analytical and communication skills as well as the specific geographical skills of mapping and representing data. The skills and understanding developed in this course provide practical value to professions including journalism, teaching, law, hazard management, global security, conservation and environmental science.

  • EUB151 Nations and Nationalism in Modern Europe

    This unit provides you with an understanding of matters pertinent to the evolution of nationalism in Europe in the modern era. This will include the influence of social movements, cultural and economic issues (1640-1990). Nationalism, nationhood and national identity have become subjects of heated debate in the post-cold war world. But what is nationalism? What constitutes a nation and how does nationality become one of the primary bases for the construction of individual and collective identities?  This unit offers you the ability to critically evaluate the work of professional historians. You will explore how available evidence and methodologies employed influence cultural and political factors and shape the messages and values that historians advocate through their writing. These practices promote understandings of how historians work, the rules that govern their methods, the reliability of historical knowledge and the value of history socially and culturally.

  • EUB152 Teaching Young Adult Literature

    This is the first discipline unit that you will take in the first year of your degree. It will provide you with a broad introduction to Young Adult (YA) literature, created for and/or marketed to readers aged between 12 and 20 years. This unit complements and extends the study of literature in the English Curriculum units. It addresses similar aspects of literary criticism but applies these elements to literature specifically intended for adolescents and young adults. In this unit you will also engage with a number of topics essential to the professional development of secondary English teachers including scope and nature of YA literature; strategies for evaluation and selection of focus texts; recent research into teenagers' reading needs, interests and responses. You will also address questions about literariness, appeal, and the changing role and format of literary YA texts in learning environments dominated by digital media.

  • EUB201 Early Childhood Mathematics Education 1

    It is essential that young children develop mathematical foundations in the early years. As a future educator you will need to be aware of the mathematical opportunities that will enhance young children's mathematical proficiencies. You will develop an introductory understanding of Early Childhood Mathematics Education and familiarise yourself with mathematical content knowledge and the pedagogical practices associated with Number and Algebra. In this unit and the proceeding EUB302 Early Childhood Mathematics Education 2 unit, you will develop conceptual and pedagogical knowledge of early years mathematics teaching and learning, including play based pedagogies with particular focus on birth to Year 3. You will engage with the Early Years Learning Framework, ways children and teachers build mathematical knowledge as they transition from prior-to-school to formal school contexts.

  • EUB203 Science in Early Childhood

    This unit develops your understanding about the importance of quality science education for young children from birth to 8 years of age. In order to inspire young children to ask questions about their environment and to become scientifically literate, teachers require knowledge of science concepts, pedagogy and curriculum, as well as diverse, contemporary and cultural perspectives on science education. This early childhood unit will develop your capacity to design and implement engaging science learning experiences that support children's conceptual development. You will further enhance your content knowledge, particularly in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics and earth and space science, through your participation in inquiry-based and hands-on learning activities. This unit will build on theories of teaching and learning from previous units and will provide you with the knowledge and skills to develop and implement age-appropriate early childhood science learning experiences.

  • EUB204 Building Partnerships with Families and Communities

    Teaching and learning is enhanced when early childhood teachers build respectful and supportive relationships and work in partnership with families. This includes undertaking professional learning to enhance these skills. This unit promotes knowledge and understandings about the diversity, complexity and changing nature of contemporary childhoods, families and communities. Undertaken in the second year of your course, you will be able  to reflect on your experiences of working with children, families and communities in line with ACECQA requirements and the Australian Professional Standards. You will understand your professional responsibilities and need for professional learning to develop your skills to engage in active communication, consultation and collaboration with families for effective partnerships and to develop links with other child and family services.

  • EUB206 Arts Curriculum Studies 1: Visual Arts and Media Arts

    This unit is the first of two curriculum units in the arts. In this introductory unit, you will examine the basic content of the Visual and Media arts and how students learn in these disciplines. The unit provides opportunities for practical exploration of these art forms and theories, and introduces relevant arts pedagogies that emphasise the role of the arts in society and in the education and care of children from birth to 12 years of age. The arts traditionally and historically play an important part in early childhood and primary education with their potential to inspire children to reach their creative potential, and to enrich their experiences in prior-to-school and primary school contexts. This Visual and Media Arts unit focuses on the social, emotional, cultural and educational importance of the arts.

  • EUB207 Inclusive Education: Teaching Diverse Learners

    This unit will cover the fundamental concepts underpinning inclusive education and your obligations under national legislation, with emphasis on evidence-based universal strategies for use in inclusive classrooms and prior-to-school settings. The learning in this unit will develop your understanding of the historical, philosophical and theoretical background of inclusion, as well as your scholarly knowledge of current research and implications for teaching practice for diverse learners in inclusive settings. The unit aims to build your pedagogical agility and ethical practice for creating safe and supportive inclusive learning environments. This unit is in the introductory stage of the course and is linked with other units covering child development and pedagogical approaches. It will enhance your responsiveness to the learning strengths, rights and requirements of diverse learners and your knowledge of universal strategies to teach diverse learners in inclusive settings.

  • EUB210 Science in Primary Education 1

    This unit will introduce you to science content knowledge and practices required to teach primary science from Foundation to Year 6. The content is relevant to the Knowledge and Understanding and Science Inquiry Skills strands from the Australian Curriculum: Science and includes big ideas from the biology, chemistry, physics, and earth and space science disciplines.  Adequate science disciplinary content knowledge has recently become a more focused requirement of Australian teachers working within educational systems. This unit will be built upon in EUB212 Science in Primary Education 2, where you will develop the knowledge and skills to plan, sequence, and assess inquiry-based student learning in primary science education using constructivism as a referent for your science teaching practice.

  • EUB213 Inclusive Practices for Diverse Learners

    This unit will cover the fundamental concepts underpinning inclusive education and your obligations under national legislation with emphasis on evidence-based universal strategies for use in inclusive classrooms. This unit focuses on why, when and how to make adjustments for diverse students including those with complex behavioural profiles (disabilities), in partnership with parents/carers and in collaboration with teacher aides and external professionals. Consequently, the unit aims to build your pedagogical agility and ethical practice for creating safe and supportive inclusive learning environments for all students. This unit is in the introductory stage of the course and is linked with other units covering child development and pedagogical approaches. It will enhance your responsiveness to the learning strengths, rights and requirements of diverse students and your knowledge of quality differentiated teaching practice and adjustments for teaching diverse students in inclusive classrooms.

  • EUB250 Australian Geographical Studies

    This unit explores the unique nature of the Australian continent, its landforms and landscapes, it's people and places. A vast nation with a small population, Australia is faced with challenges of remoteness not found in other regions of the world. This remoteness shapes the identity of places and the relationships of people with their environment and poses challenges for sustainability and liveability. Australia is home to the one of world's oldest living cultures, that of Aboriginal peoples and Torres Strait Islander peoples, who have a connection and relationship with the land that shapes their identity and underpins their belief systems. In this unit you will gain an understanding of Indigenous peoples' perspectives on the creation of and relationships with land. The skills and knowledge acquired in this unit are valued in a range of academic endeavours including regional and urban planning, resource management, native title, emergency management, environmental management.

  • EUB252 Australian Society and Culture

    Australian Society and Culture combines literary and cultural studies, political analysis and history. It provides a context through which you can acquire knowledge about Australian institutions and traditions since 1901. In the last century, numerous social, cultural and political ideas, policies and actions have shaped and re-constructed Australians. Understanding how Australia has evolved as a nation, a community, a culture and a people involves critically analysing various constructions, meanings and interpretations. A study of Australian society and culture will therefore involve an appreciation of Australian people and the significant political and social debates that they engage in. This unit offers insights and understandings about issues that divide Australians as well as events and circumstances that unite the nation.The content provides students with the knowledge base and understandings necessary to successfully teach history in Queensland Secondary schools.

  • EUB253 The Classical World

    This unit facilitates understandings of particular societies and their transition in the Classical World by focusing attention on selected periods, aspects and individuals in ancient Greece, Rome and the Near East. Such understandings encourages questioning of established interpretations and knowledge and provides a basis for further intensive study of the period.

  • EUB254 Studies in Language

    Pre-service English language teachers require a solid foundational understanding of the nature, complexity and diversity of language; of the ways in which it is acquired and learned and how it is used to perform a range of cognitive, social, cultural and personal functions. These understandings about language and literacy development are related to a broad range of teaching contexts, both local and international. This unit will enable you in the initial year of your course progression to gain insight into various aspects of language that impact on teaching and learning in schools. The unit will develop your awareness of the nature, function and development of language and literacy and the role each plays in the constitution of social and cultural processes and practices, with particular reference to the role of language in classroom contexts. It aims also to extend your understanding of the dynamic, changing nature of 'English' and of other languages in the current global context.

  • EUB303 Technologies

    Technologies impact the lives of people globally and are essential to envisioning and developing innovative solutions to meet both current and future needs. This unit provides you with opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of both Digital Technologies and Design and Technologies, two distinct learning areas from the Australian Curriculum. As a future Early Childhood or Primary teacher you are required to engage with teaching and learning issues present in teaching technologies. Hence, theoretical approaches, practical experiences, and the development of communities of practice are important features of this unit. This unit also includes practical application of the ICT general capability that was introduced in previous units. This unit further develops introductory understandings of technologies covered in the Digital Pedagogies unit undertaken in your first year of study.

  • EUB350 Asia in Focus

    This unit provides the opportunity to engage with a range of physical and human geography topics with Asia as the focus. A regional geography approach is used to explore and understand the features, elements and characteristics of the human and physical landscapes as well as the interconnection between Asian nations and Australia. A case study approach is used with topics include sustainability and liveability of places; natural and ecological hazard zones and the risks in these zones; population, urbanisation and the emergence of megacities; the unique and diverse physical environments and the relationships people have with places across Asia. Utilising a range of geographical technologies, this unit will provide a range of valuable analytical skills, including spatial analysis, that are valued in a range of professions including regional planning, foreign affairs, journalism, environmental management, emergency services, hazard management, resource management and global security.

  • EUB353 China and its Region

    The unit provides you with the knowledge of how China, formerly a Dynastic Empire, was disempowered by Western Imperialism, only to obtain independence through the governmental embrace of Communism. The role of powerful individuals in determining China's destiny, and an understanding of how the country's fortunes changed over time are additional features of the content. To enhance understanding, and for comparative purposes, the unit also examines significant events in the history of nearby Asian countries. Through appreciating the circumstances and personalities that have shaped China and its neighbours, you will be able to more readily  and articulately analyse and interpret major events taking place in China and its region today.

  • LCB002 Child and Adolescent Development and Learning

    This unit develops your knowledge of child development and learning. It is aimed at developing an understanding of both in relation to the Primary and Secondary school contexts. This unit links the theoretical base of child development and learning to the practical application of both to teaching. This unit requires you to participate in all the related topics and to support your fellow students in presenting these topics for assessment and discussion. This subject will serve as a basis for future work in EDB170 Creating Positive Learning Environments.

  • LCB003 Education and Society 1

    Education and Society 1 begins the process of introducing students to the complex relationship between our education system, and the social and cultural contexts from which it emerges.  Students will use socio-cultural theory to better understand those they will come to teach, as well as how their pupils' diverse backgrounds shape their experiences with the modern school often in very different ways. This introductory unit challenges students in the early stages of their course to develop a sound fundamental knowledge of such factors as socio-economic circumstances, gender and ethnicity, contemporary culture, and social governance, and their various impacts upon education, so that they may respond to these issues in an informed, ethical and professional manner.

  • LCB005 Inclusive Education

    This unit introduces fundamental concepts underpinning inclusive education. It develops your knowledge and application of evidence-based strategies in inclusive learning environments. The learning in this unit will develop your understanding of the historical, philosophical and theoretical background of inclusion. You will also develop scholarly knowledge of teaching learners including those with disabilities, gifts and talents, diverse linguistic needs and diverse cultural backgrounds.

  • LCB320 Studies in Language

    This unit addresses the following topics: the language basis in current approaches to the teaching of English; nature and function of language; the dynamics involved inclassroom interaction; the educational implications of linguistic diversity within the community; sociocultural variables, including gender and class, and their impact on language use; an introduction to traditional and functional grammar.

  • LCB323 Teaching Young Adult Literature

    This unit complements and extends the study of literature in the English Curriculum units. It addresses similar aspects of literary study but applies these elements to literature specifically intended for adolescents and young adults. The unit addresses the following topics essential to the professional development of secondary English teachers: scope and nature of Young Adult literature; strategies for evaluation and selection; recent research into adolescents'/teenagers' reading needs, interests and responses; using young adult texts in the curriculum.

  • LCB325 Gender and Sexuality Issues for Teachers

    This unit addresses the following topics: gender and sexualities in cultural and school contexts; historical overview of gender relations; theoretical frameworks for gender and current debates in Australia about gender and equity; femininity and masculinity as social constructs; sexuality and the body; violence and gender; debates about boys' behaviour and performance in Australian schools.

  • LCB326 Children's Literature

    This unit provides students with the opportunity to extend their knowledge of children's literature written by both Australian and overseas writers. It examines traditional and emerging genres, develops critical approaches to texts, and considers ways of using children's literature in the classroom.

  • LCB327 The Global Teacher

    This unit enhances the skills of educators to design curriculum and pedagogy in ways that address global citizenship and educational and human rights.

  • LCB329 Movies and Popular Culture

    This unit aims to equip students with an understanding of key concepts in socio-cultural theory and to increase their knowledge of the corpus of fictional film and television narrative. It also aims to provide students with the tools to critically analyse the way in which fictional film and television as cultural products, both perpetuate and help to shape ways of thinking and acting in the social and physical world and in institutions such as schools.

  • LCB344 Differentiation for Gifted Children

    This unit develops your knowledge about differentiation for gifted students and their education. You will develop skills for identifying, planning and implementing a challenging, appropriate and inclusive curriculum and learning environment. The unit focuses on the diversity of learners who are gifted, their unique characteristics and needs, and curriculum planning to meet their needs and support students to reach their full potential.

Teacher education & leadership

  • CRB002 Science in Primary Education

    This introductory primary science unit focuses on developing your science content knowledge for teaching primary science, particularly in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics and earth and space sciences. Skills and knowledge specific to primary science will be developed through a context-based approach. The unit develops a foundation for CRB010 Primary Science Curriculum Studies and introduces you to content and pedagogy required for initial practical teaching experiences.

  • CRB011 Teaching Technologies

    Technology involves envisioning and developing products to meet human needs and wants, capitalise on opportunities and extend human capabilities. This unit focuses on the products of technology including artefacts, processes, systems, services and environments. These products make up the designed world.

  • CRB013 ICT in Secondary Education

    This unit develops the theoretical and practical approaches to using information and communication technologies (ICT) in the secondary classroom.  It focuses on you individually and collaboratively participating in open-ended activities that require you to apply problem-solving strategies within the lecturer/tutor led activities.

  • CRB103 Interpreting the Past

    For the purposes of this unit, 'history' will be taken to mean a set of practices developed by professional historians to produce knowledge about the past. The study of these practices promotes understandings of how historians set about their work, the rules that govern their methods, the reliability of historical knowledge and the value of history socially and culturally.

  • CRB106 China since the Qin Dynasty

    The unit provides students with the knowledge of how China, formerly a Dynastic Empire, was disempowered by Western Imperialism, only to obtain independence through the governmental embrace of Communism. The role of powerful individuals in determining China's destiny, and an understanding of how the country's fortunes changed over time are additional features of the content.

  • CRB107 The Classical World

    The aim of this unit is to endeavour to explain/understand particular societies and their transition in the Classical World, by focusing attention on selected periods, aspects and individuals pertaining to ancient Greece and Rome.

  • CRB108 Nations and Nationalism in Modern Europe

    This unit will develop an understanding of matters pertinent to the evolution of nationalism in Europe in the modern era. This will include the influence of social movements and cultural and economic issues.

  • CRB109 World Regions

    This unit offers an introductory geographical overview of global regions. This is an excellent basis from which to develop an understanding of complex interrelationships between regions and nations. The integrated knowledge gained is of current and practical value to professionals in many fields requiring a knowledge of international affairs including teachers, planners, journalists, business managers, travellers and people in general.

  • CRB112 Asia in Focus

    Australia's interaction with Asia, including our most populous nearest neighbour, Indonesia, continues to increase in significance. This unit examines aspects of Asian geography, environment, society and culture, in a contemporary framework.

  • CRB113 Australian Geographical Studies

    Australia faces challenging problems and changes in relation to its changing population, socio-economic development and environmental sustainability. Many of these problems, relating to land-use and settlement patterns, migration trends, resource and hazard distribution, regional socio-economic structure, remoteness and accessibility etc, have a geographical basis. The aim is to describe and analyse, Australia's natural and social landscapes, their interaction, and the changes occurring in them from a geographical perspective.

  • CRB115 Medieval Europe and the World

    This unit traces in broad outline the evolution of Europe from the barbarian invasions of the fifth century, through the Carolingian period and the Crusades, to the centuries usually defined as the High Middle Ages. On a thematic level, the unit selectively examines topics concerned with political, religious and intellectual developments, along with the cultural history of Medieval Europe. The students will develop an understanding of how events and forces have contributed to societal, political and cultural change in Europe in Medieval times.

  • CRB116 The Classical World 2

    The unit explores the emergence of the civilizations of Egypt, the Near East and India, and introduces some of the key cultural, social, political, economic and intellectual developments across the first millennia of recorded history in this region. CRB116 is a core discipline unit in the History major in ED59 Bachelor of Education (Secondary).

  • CRB250 Australian Society and Culture

    Australian Society and Culture combines literary and cultural studies, political analysis and history. It provides a context through which students can acquire knowledge about Australian institutions and traditions, particularly since 1901.

Units you need background knowledge to study

These units have requirements for previous study or background knowledge. Check the unit’s previous study requirements for details. If you have any questions, contact the unit coordinator for the semester you want to study.

If your previous studies were not in English, or were completed in a country where English is not the first language, you will also need to demonstrate that you meet our English proficiency requirements when you apply.

Early childhood & inclusive education

  • EAN603 Child Development in Context

    The aim of the unit is to foster critical understanding of current developmental theory, the conduct of developmental research and the application of research findings to practice in early childhood education and other fields in which professionals work with children and families.

Education

  • EDN610 Professional Dialogues in Education

    This unit aims to develop understanding of what it means to be an innovator and a leader in a contemporary professional context. The unit is underpinned by the notion that innovation means being more critical, being open, being able to engage with greater uncertainty and complexity, and being able to learn from the past and from a broad range of contemporary ideas in order to manage the future.

  • EDN611 Conducting and Evaluating Educational Research

    The unit focuses on developing expertise to to seek research knowledge that addresses specific problems or issues in your practice. It assists you to search databases and other sources to locate published research reports in your field and evaluate them critically.

  • LCN624 Leading and Managing People

    This unit enhances the understandings and capabilities of leaders and aspiring leaders to manage their organisation's human resources in rapidly changing and challenging contexts.

  • LCN631 Strategic Management

    There are increasing demands from statuary bodies and other stakeholders for all organizations, whether schools, educational institutions, voluntary organizations, businesses or government departments, to be effective, efficient and transparently responsible. This unit will draw on systems theory to analyse the processes educational organisations and other organisational settings use to manage their strategic intent and to harness both continuous and discontinuous innovation.

  • LCN632 Understanding Reading and Writing Difficulties

    This unit provides you with opportunities to deepen your knowledge about the teaching of reading and writing, with a focus on students who experience difficulties with these complex tasks. Content relates to the components considered critical to reading and writing success, with recognition of classroom-based assessment practices and recommended instructional practices for readers and writers experiencing difficulties.