EED502 Successful Teaching (8)

This subject focuses on the principles and practices of the profession of teaching and the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and their relationship and alignment with the CSU Graduate Learning Outcomes (GLOs). The subject provides students with the opportunity to critically engage with key ideas about the CSU GLOs in the context of the profession of teaching, responding to key curriculum priorities, and how teaching knowledge and skill develops with professional practice and reflection.
Students have opportunities to identify and examine a range of evidence-based teaching and learning strategies employed in teaching school students, and review how, when, where and why selected teaching and learning strategies are implemented in teaching contexts. Students develop and evaluate core teaching and learning strategies in relation to developing key literacy and numeracy skills in a learning activities sequence, and align these to the specificities of the classroom context and their teaching area.
This subject provides a platform for students to build upon as they develop and extend their knowledge and skills in the profession of teaching over the remainder of their teacher education course. While this subject engages with all of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, it specifically contributes toward the achievement of: 1.1, 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 2.6, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5, 7.3 and 7.4, at the graduate level.


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

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EED502. 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

This subject is only available to students enrolled in the Master of Teaching courses.

This subject is not available to students enrolled in EED408 as it is a paired subject.

Subject Relationships

EED408 Paired Subject

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse professional teaching principles and practices, including effective teaching and learning strategies;
  • be able to examine and assess a range of teaching and learning strategies, including ICT, that engage students in their learning;
  • be able to design and develop a sequence of learning activities using knowledge of effective teaching and learning strategies and resources;
  • be able to incorporate in planning for learning activities a range of appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication strategies to support student engagement;
  • be able to explain the foundations of literacy and numeracy teaching and learning, and design effective strategies for their application and differentiation in teaching areas;
  • be able to explain the ways core teaching and learning strategies can be adapted for diverse classroom settings in a curriculum area;
  • be able to apply knowledge and skills related to research, and examine professional practices for teaching core literacy and numeracy skills; and
  • be able to communicate to a professional audience a synthesis of a current Australian teacher's professional practice.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Conceptions of successful teaching and successful teachers
  • The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers - origins and applications
  • The Quality Teaching Framework and classroom applications
  • The relationship of the CSU Graduate Learning Outcomes to teaching
  • Addressing the diverse learning needs of students in classroom teaching and learning
  • Types of professional knowledge in the profession of teaching - implications for teaching and learning
  • The Australian Curriculum - origins and development
  • Current teaching and learning strategies, including ICT - principles and practices
  • Planning for effective teaching and learning - processes for programming and lesson planning
  • Effective teaching and learning strategies, engaging approaches and resources
  • Matching and adapting teaching and learning strategies in classroom and curriculum contexts
  • Differentiating teaching and learning for specific learning needs and the diversity of students
  • Strategies for effective communication and feedback with students, families and community
  • Developing and maintaining a classroom environment for effective teaching and learning
  • Integrating literacy and numeracy skills for effective teaching and learning
  • Professional learning and professionalism in teaching
  • Professional ethics and responsibilities in the teaching profession
  • Engaging with teachers to broaden professional knowledge and practice

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EED502 in Session 2 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Professional knowledge conversation & analysis
Student learning activities

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.