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Building Learning Culture ESM752


This unit will give an introduction and overview to contemporary thinking about how to align the learning culture in schools with innovative approaches to curriculum, pedagogy and assessment that empowers children and young adults to be successful 21st century learners. During the unit, participants will critically evaluate competing approaches for teaching 21st century knowledge and skills, and consider the issues and challenges involved in successfully implementing fundamental change in pedagogical assumptions and practice. They will also investigate how teachers and instructional leaders can create and nurture a school-wide professional culture - based on reflective practice, continuous professional learning and professional learning communities - that focuses on improving outcomes for all students as active and successful 21st century learners.


Unit name Building Learning Culture
Unit code ESM752
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate


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Learning Outcomes

  • critically reflect on a range of interpretations and perspectives on schooling for 21st century knowledge and skills
  • research, explain and evaluate selected approaches to curriculum design, pedagogy and assessment practices that focus on 21st century learning
  • use and assess a range of research tools to interrogate and evaluate curriculum, pedagogy and professional collaborative practices in schools
  • demonstrate conceptual, research, professional communication and academic writing skills.
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