Curriculum Inquiry

Unit code: EEC3002 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Park
Online Real Time
EDS1002 - Arts and Performance - Addressing Disability
EED2000 - Curriculum Development and Implementation
ESP2001 - Making the Conditions for Learning: Ethical and Reflexive Practice
(Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


Curriculum Inquiry is one of two capstone units in the third year of the Bachelor of Education Studies. This unit builds on the study undertaken in Curriculum Development and Implementation and Creating the Conditions for Learning: Ethical and Reflexive Practice. In this unit, you will further develop your understanding of curriculum and within this the role of pedagogy in educative programs. In order to achieve this understanding, you will examine the term pedagogy and its relationship to curriculum through models of best practice. You will construct and articulate your educational position informed by the content of this unit. On successful completion of this unit you will have acquired the necessary knowledge to be an educator in a work context.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Analyse and evaluate perspectives in the theory, research and practice of education
  2. Research and critically reflect on practice and communicate ideas as an educator
  3. Develop educational practices for a variety of settings


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Exercise
Grade: 30%
Present and discuss set article in Learning Circle. (equivalent to 500 words)
Assessment type: Essay
Grade: 30%
Identification and discussion of pedagogy and its relationship to curriculum. (equivalent to 1,200 words)
Assessment type: Journal
Grade: 40%
Identification of educational position with reference to discipline specific knowledge, curriculum and pedagogy. (equivalent to 1,300 words)

Required reading

Links to required texts will be available via VU Collaborate.

As part of a course

This unit is not compulsory for any specific course. Depending on the course you study, this unit may be taken as an elective.

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