Year
2020
Units
4.5
Contact
10 x 3-hour workshops per semester
Prerequisites
1 Admission into MTS-Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1a Admission into MTSESC-Master of Teaching (Special Education) (Secondary)
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a))
Enrolment not permitted
1 of EDUC3525, EDUC9128, EDUC9227C has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
There is no specific prior knowledge that is required. Students are assumed to have basic word processing skills and the ability to work independently and in groups.
Assessment
Assignment(s), Tutorial presentation, Oral, Tutorial participation
Topic description
This topic provides an introduction to, and critical analysis of, the nature and purposes of curriculum in education. It develops students’ knowledge, skills and understandings in designing teaching and learning programs within contemporary understandings of curriculum and pedagogy, for a specific learning area. The focus is particularly on the middle years of schooling.
Educational aims
This topic enables students to develop and apply their knowledge, skills and understandings of curriculum and pedagogy to design teaching and learning programs and resources for a specific learning area.
Expected learning outcomes
For successful completion of this topic students will:

  • Critically analyse curriculum policy documents and their underlying values

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the features and purposes of curriculum frameworks

  • Design short term (unit and lesson) teaching and learning programs and resources for a particular learning area

  • Justify decisions made in designing teaching, learning and assessment plans, in relation to theories and principles of learning