Quality Teaching in Secondary Classrooms

Course code EDUC6771
Not available in 2017


This course provides students with the foundational knowledge and skills that they will need in order to become a secondary teacher and maximise the achievement of learning outcomes for all students. It introduces students to principles and practice of quality teaching, by focusing on approaches to teaching that (a) promote high levels of intellectual quality; (b) establish high quality contexts for learning; and (c) generate significance for learners. Students will have the opportunity to analyse, design, evaluate and reflect upon quality classroom and assessment practice.


Not currently available.

This Course was last offered in Semester 1 - 2016.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Synthesise a broad research base to deepen their understandings of the foundations of quality teaching in secondary schools;

2. Plan and teach a lesson that supports high levels of intellectual quality; establishes a high quality learning environment and generates significance for learners;

3. Critically evaluate and reflect upon classroom teaching based on their understanding of quality classroom practice; and

4. Apply the principles of quality teaching to the design and evaluation of assessment tasks; and


The following course content will be addressed in the context of quality teaching in secondary schools:

  • becoming a quality teacher;
  • promoting intellectual quality;
  • establishing high quality learning environments;
  • generating significance for learners;
  • planning and reflecting upon quality classroom practice; and
  • planning and reflecting upon quality assessment practice.


This course is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Teaching (Secondary) (11715) program.

Assumed Knowledge


Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Assessment Task 1: Quality Assessment Practice

Written Assignment: Assessment Task 2: Quality Classroom Practice

Contact Hours