Your subjects will be taught by academics who have strong links to educational institutions and current professional experience in the primary education sector.
Guest lecturers are chosen specifically to ensure that you are exposed to current and emerging developments in education.
You will experience a wide variety of teaching and learning approaches, including:
- interactive seminars
- self-directed research
- group-based learning
- reflection on visual materials
- online discussions
- professional placement(s).
Students will engage with local Aboriginal community members and gain an understanding of the oldest teaching methods in the world. This is supported by an opportunity to complete a Scar Tree Walk to a sacred Women's site on campus as well as contributing to the school's possum skin cloak.
During your studies you’ll develop a professional digital portfolio to demonstrate your understandings of learning and teaching in the 21st century.
Small classes enable personalised learning methods from caring staff, and excellent employment outcomes. You'll also benefit from a clear structure, excellent industry connections, and networking opportunities with alumni to further your professional learning.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, presentations, group projects, research projects and practical assignments.
Learning at RMIT
The types of classes you have will depend on the course you’re studying. Classes are offered in various formats designed to provide meaningful engagement with staff, industry and peers and provide for access and use of spaces where learning can be applied and active, including an array of specialised equipment.
Most RMIT courses do not include passive large-scale classes such as lectures, instead the content traditionally provided in lectures is made available online. This may be in the form of readings, videos or other on-demand learning materials. This content will also support the basis of interactive learning that takes place in on-campus classes.