This unit takes a learner-focussed approach to studying and evaluating course design, specifically focusing on contemporary approaches to curriculum and assessment. Assessment strategies are introduced as an integral component of course and unit design that fosters student learning. Participants evaluate contemporary curriculum models including models suitable for intensive modes of study including the VU Block mode, and their operationalisation within national and institutional contexts with their relevance to specific cohorts and learning outcomes. The unit’s social-constructivist instructional approach is focused on authentic experiential learning. Via technology moderated experiential opportunities, the unit offers a learner-focused, highly collaborative learning and assessment process. Through the unit's authentic assessment tasks, participants interrogate their own curriculum and assessment practices and propose evidence-based adjustments with consideration of implementation constraints and institutional settings. This unit is delivered in an intensive mode of study over a four week period.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.