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This subject provides an introduction to the Australian Curriculum and its historical development, set within the context of global curriculum debates and reforms.
The subject focuses on major curriculum theories and policy trends, with a particular focus on national reforms over the past decade in Australia.
The subject explores changes in curriculum content and design over recent decades and considers the historical, social, political and economic drivers of reform.
Students will critically analyse global curriculum trends to gain better understanding of the dynamic interaction of factors that influence contemporary curriculum reform.
Intended learning outcomes
Upon completing this subject, Students should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of different curriculum definitions and orientations and the underlying educational implications within each.
- Demonstrate an understanding of influences that shape curriculum within specific socio-political contexts.
Students will develop the following set of key transferable skills:
- Clinical reasoning and thinking
- Problem solving
- Evidence based decision making
- Creativity and innovation
- Teamwork and professional collaboration
- Learning to learn and metacognition
- Responsiveness to a changing knowledge base
- Reflection for continuous improvement
- Linking theory and practice
- Inquiry and research
- Active and participatory citizenship.
Last updated: 6 December 2019