Curriculum Development and Implementation

Unit code: EED2000 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
Online Real Time
Students enrolled in EBST must have completed any 4 first year units.
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


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.

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


For Melbourne campuses

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

Required reading

Students will be provided with links to readings via VU Collaborate.

As part of a course

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