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Curriculum Frameworks in the IB PYP (EDUC90261)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5Online

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Overview

Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90261
Availability
Term 2 - Online
Term 4 - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject investigates the role and structure of the Primary Years Programme curriculum framework. Participants will explore how learners construct meaning, including how understanding is acquired and what differentiates it from knowledge. There will be a strong theoretical component as well as a critical evaluation of the development and implementation of curriculum that is intended to support the integration of the Essential Elements. Strategies for supporting the development of higher order thinking skills, including the role of student-directed concept-driven inquiry, the art of inquiring, and building communities of learners will be investigated. There will also be a practical emphasis on the development and implementation of a concept driven transdisciplinary curriculum.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of essential knowledge and skills to perform competently as a specialist teacher;
  • Comprehend the intellectual, social and psychological aspects of their work with learners and synthesize theory and practice;
  • Articulate key concepts of a concept driven transdisciplinary curriculum;
  • Design and implement curriculum that creates a balance between the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, and the search for meaning and understanding; and
  • Evaluate and use constructive criticism of their own work and, if applicable, of the institutions in which they work.

Eligibility and requirements

Prerequisites

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
EDUC90333 Introduction to the IB
Term 1
Term 3
12.5

Corequisites

None

Non-allowed subjects

None

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home

Assessment

Description

  • Critical reading response (750 words equivalent), due Weeks 2-4 (15%)
  • Essay on the inquiry process (1500 words), due Week 4 (30%)
  • Planning document (2750 words), due end of Term (55%)

Dates & times

  • Term 2 - Online
    CoordinatorHarry Galatis
    Mode of deliveryOnline
    Contact hours24
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Pre teaching start date22 April 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsDuring the pre-teaching period, students should familiarise themselves with the online platform and may like to take the opportunity to read through preliminary information about the subject and the services and support that is available to them. Students are encouraged to use this time to also introduce themselves to peers and teaching staff and to learn about those they will be studying with throughout the term.
    Teaching period29 April 2019 to 23 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date23 April 2019
    Census date17 May 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail 7 June 2019
    Assessment period ends30 June 2019

    Term 2 contact information

    Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education

    Email: study-online@unimelb.edu.au

    Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149

    Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.

    Subject coordinator: a.galatis@unimelb.edu.au

  • Term 4 - Online
    Principal coordinatorHarry Galatis
    Mode of deliveryOnline
    Contact hours24 hours
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Pre teaching start date 7 October 2019
    Pre teaching requirementsDuring the pre-teaching period, students should familiarise themselves with the online platform and may like to take the opportunity to read through preliminary information about the subject and the services and support that is available to them. Students are encouraged to use this time to also introduce themselves to peers and teaching staff and to learn about those they will be studying with throughout the term.
    Teaching period14 October 2019 to 8 December 2019
    Last self-enrol date 8 October 2019
    Census date 1 November 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail22 November 2019
    Assessment period ends15 December 2019

    Term 4 contact information

    Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education

    Email: study-online@unimelb.edu.au

    Phone: + 61 3 8344 0149

    Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm AEST/AEDT. Weekends and University of Melbourne observed Public Holidays 10am to 5pm AEST/AEDT.

    Subject coordinator: a.galatis@unimelb.edu.au

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

Last updated: 3 April 2019