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Designing a Curriculum (EDUC90516)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Overview

Year of offer2017
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90516
Campus
Parkville
Availability
July
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject deals with the principles of curriculum design and the translation of these principles into a program of study in a specific context. It covers the formulation of objectives and outcomes, content selection, teaching activities and the design of assessment tasks. One module deals with designing for web-based presentation. Participants are encouraged to use the experience as an opportunity to work on the design of a curriculum in which they are involved. The subject also provides participants with the experience of reviewing each other's work online.

Intended learning outcomes

At the completion of the subject, participants should have developed:

  • a critical understanding of theories and principles of curriculum design;
  • the ability to translate these principles into programs designed for specific learning environments;
  • skill in analysing learning environments, student needs and the interests of a range of stakeholders;
  • the ability to give and receive constructive feedback among peers, and insight into the effective use of this learning procedure.

Generic skills

On completing this subject, participants should be able to:

  • apply theories and principles to specific contexts;
  • analyse, evaluate and balance the interests and needs of different groups
  • work constructively with colleagues to evaluate and support one another's work;
  • use online communication effectively to facilitate group work

Last updated: 16 August 2017