Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


This course introduces students to the research and development literature on Authentic and Productive forms of pedagogy. In particular, the course will outline major dimensions of classroom practice that have been identified in recent research as contributing to greater and more equitable student learning outcomes. In addition, the course will engage students in direct experiences of analysing their own and others' classroom practice using these concepts.

Availability2018 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2018

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  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

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

1. To introduce students to Productive Pedagogy and Authentic Pedagogy models of classroom practice

2. To help students develop of deep understanding of the pertinent research literature

3. To assist students in the analysis of current classroom practice in educational settings

4. To enable students to improve their own classroom practice


A detailed analysis of Authentic and Productive Pedagogy models and their relationship to improved student learning outcomes

A focus on the role of Intellectual Quality and Supportive Classroom Environments in improving student learning

A introduction to, and application of, methods of classroom observation and analysis

A system of documenting improved classroom practices

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1 Essays/Written Assignments - Analysis of current pedagogy in the classroom

Written Assignment: Assignment 2 Essays/Written Assignments - Analysis of improved pedagogy in the classroom

Contact hours

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Integrated Learning Session

Self-Directed 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Equivalent to 2 hours per week face to face - this may involve tutorials if required by the Course Coordinator