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Curriculum Frameworks in the IB DP (EDUC90332)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeEDUC90332
Term 2 - Online
Term 4 - Online
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject investigates the role and structure of the DP curriculum framework. Key issues explored will include challenges for learning and teaching in relation to: breadth/depth/specialisation; higher order thinking; subject integrity/transdisciplinarity; individual/community/ social/global consciousness; and assessment. Participants will explore individual components of the IB framework including CAS, EE and TOK. There will be a strong theoretical and critical evaluation on the development and implementation of curriculum that is intended to support both the acquisition of essential knowledge and skills, and the search for meaning.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subject students should be able to :
1. Critically examine ways in which the DP curriculum framework supports the development of essential knowledge and skills, and the search for meaning, and strategies for different types of learning and teaching.
2. Articulate the importance of the EE, CAS and TOK to knowledge and understanding.
3. Explore the role of language education within the IB DP curriculum;
4. Demonstrate the ability to design and critique curriculum that incorporates DP standards and practices and addresses the objectives of subject specific content and common core learning.

Generic skills

On completion of this subject students should be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of essential knowledge and skills for using the DP curriculum framework;
  • Comprehend the intellectual, social and psychological aspects of their work with learners and synthesise theory and practice;
  • Evaluate and reflect upon their teaching and on the work of the institutions/communities in which they teach.

Last updated: 12 June 2019