Required Text:

  • Churchill et al Teaching Making a Difference - the course text available at the CO-OP.

Recommended additional Texts:

These books will be referred to in this unit and CPP3. They are all very useful books for pre-service and early career teachers. We don't require you to purchase these but you may like to check them out, and if you had a few spare dollars they would certainly be worth considering adding to your library. Each of the below are available for sale at the CO-OP. (If you get any paid teaching work in a given tax year they would make a convenient deduction)
  • Hinde McLeod, J. & Reynolds, R. (2007) Quality teaching for quality learning: planning through reflection. South Melbourne, Thomson Social Science Press.
  • Killen, R. 2005. Programming and Assessment for Quality Teaching and Learning
  • Wiggins, G. & McTighe, J. (2005) Understanding by Design: Expanded 2nd Edition. Hawker Brownlow Education.

Recommended References (articles available through e-reserve, Books at the library in short loan)

  • ACT DET 2010. An assessment practice guide: Quality teaching in ACT schools.
  • Ayres, P., S. Dinham, et al. (1998). Successful Teaching in the NSW Higher School Certificate (Summary of a research report for the NSW Department of Education and Training).
  • Britzman, Deborah P (2003). Practice makes practice: a critical study of learning to teach (Rev. ed). State University of New York Press, Albany. (Introduction on e-reserve).
  • DarlingHammond, L. (2000). Teacher quality and student achievement: A review of state policy evidence. Education Policy Analysis Archives, 8(1)
  • Darling-Hammond, L. 2008. Powerful learning: What we know about teaching for understanding. San Francisco: Wiley.
  • Ewing, R. (2010). Curriculum and Assessment: A Narrative Approach. Melbourne : Oxford University Press.
  • Haberman, M. //The pedagogy of poverty versus good teaching//.
  • Hattie J. (2003). Teachers make a difference: What is the research evidence? Paper presented at Australian Council for Education Research Conference, Melbourne, 1921 October
  • Hattie, J. 2009. Visible Learning: A synthesis of over 800 Meta-Analyses elating to Achievement. London: Routledge.
  • Hayes, D., Johnston, K. & King, A. (2009) ‘Creating enabling classroom practices in high poverty contexts: the disruptive possibilities of looking in classrooms’, Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 17: 3, 251 – 264.
  • Hayes, D., Mills, M., Christie, P. & Lingard, B. (2006) Teachers and Schooling making a Difference. Crows Nest, Allen & Unwin.
  • Killen, R. 2009. Effective Teaching Strategies: Lessons from Research and Practice. South Melbourne: Cengage.
  • Lingard, B., Hayes, D., Mills, M., & Christie, P. (2003). Leading learning: Making hope practical in schools. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
  • Loughran, J. 2010. What Expert teachers do: Enhancing professional knowledge for classroom practice. Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin.
  • McWilliam, E (2005). Unlearning pedagogy. Journal of Learing Design, 1(1), 111.
  • Mills et al (2009) ‘Productive Pedagogies: A redefined methodology for Analysing Quality Teacher Practice’ The Australian Educational Researcher. Vol 36 No.3 Dec 2009. Pp67-
  • Mishra, P., & Koehler, M. J. (2006). Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge: A new framework for teacher knowledge. Teachers College Record. 108(6), 10171054.
  • McConaghy , C (2008) ‘Situating Pedagogies: Rural Pedagogy as Social Action’ in B. Green (2008) Spaces & places : the NSW Rural (Teacher) Education Project. Wagga Wagga, Centre for Information Studies, Charles Sturt University
  • New South Wales Department of Education and Training (2003) Quality Teaching in NSW public schools; discussion paper. Sydney, NSWDET.
  • New South Wales Department of Education and Training (2003) Quality Teaching in NSW public schools; an annotated bibliography. Sydney, NSWDET.
  • Shulman, L. 1986, ‘Those who Understand: Knowledge Growth in Teaching’ Educational Researcher 15: 4 , 414
  • Webster, R. S. (2009). Why educators should bring an end to pedagogy. The Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 34(1), 4253. available at
  • Yates, Lyn(2009) 'From curriculum to pedagogy and back again: knowledge, the person and the changing world', Pedagogy, Culture & Society, 17: 1, 17 — 28
  • Zyngier, D. (2008). (Re) Conceptualising Student Engagement Doing education not doing time. Teaching and Teacher Education: an International Journal of Research and Studies