In this unit students are introduced to approaches to curriculum theory, design, development and implementation for a variety of educational contexts. Students are encouraged to consider their own emerging understanding of education and apply it to the development and implementation of a nominated curriculum. Students in this unit critique issues including the nature of knowledge and how it might be represented in the curriculum; global, local and contextual demands on the knowledge, skills, values and beliefs in a curriculum; curriculum as a contested space; constructing and sequencing of teaching components and resource materials evaluation of teaching content, student learning and program design.

Unit details

Location:
Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
EED2000

Prerequisites

Students enrolled in EBST must have completed any 4 first year units.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Interrogate theories and models of curriculum development  
  2. Critically review programs for students in a variety of educational contexts against a model of curriculum development  
  3. Analyse factors that may explain differences between the intended and the attained curriculum  
  4. Propose and justify a curriculum sequence  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Presentation In class presentation and write up. 30%
Assignment Short writing task 30%
Presentation Group presentation of a sequenced curriculum. 40%

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