EED408 Successful Teaching (8)

This subject will focus on the practice of teaching. The subject will allow students to engage with key ideas about teaching and how it improves with practice and reflection. Students will have opportunities to identify the range of strategies commonly employed in classrooms and review how, when, where and why various teaching strategies are used. The subject will also introduce students to a set of core teaching strategies. Students will trial and evaluate their own use of core teaching strategies; and align core teaching strategies to the specificities of the classrooms in which they are working and the content of their teaching. The core strategies in which students will gain experience include introducing, questioning, explaining, providing feedback, and discussion.

This subject will enable students to extend and refine their knowledge and skills developed in the first year of their teacher education course.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EED408. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Teacher Education

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to undergraduate students.

Subject Relationships

EED502 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to know and apply a range of teaching strategies;
  • be able to plan a lesson using knowledge of effective teaching strategies;
  • be able to demonstrate knowledge of a range of resources, including ICT, that engage students in their learning;
  • be able to demonstrate a range of verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support student engagement;
  • be able to know and understand literacy and/or numeracy teaching strategies and their application in teaching areas;
  • be able to understand ways in which core teaching practices can be adapted for varied class room settings and for varied curriculum; and
  • be able to build and apply skills related to research and reflection.


This subject will cover the following topics:

  • Conceptions of Good Teaching
  • The type of Teaching Strategies
  • Strengths and Weaknesses of Different Teaching Strategies
  • Adapting strategies for Particular Content
  • The Quality Teaching Framework
  • Connecting Teaching Strategies
  • Methods used for collecting and analysing interview data
  • Applying teaching strategies in context
  • Processes for planning lessons


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.