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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are introduced to some contemporary approaches to curriculum theory, design and development in a variety of educational contexts. Class members are encouraged to develop their own general theory of education and apply it to curriculum development in their own teaching situation. Some contexts and issues discussed include: * what knowledge is most worthwhile in the modern world and whether it can be encapsulated in curricula * global and local demands on the knowledge, skills, values and beliefs in curricula in different types of educational contexts * balancing the conflicting needs of individuals, groups, society and the environment * constructing and sequencing curriculum components and resource materials to suit different kinds of learners * evaluating curriculum, learners and teachers.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMichael Brown

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

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Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCurriculum constructionPrescribedBrady, L. & Kennedy, K. 20104TH EDN, SYDNEY: PEARSON AUSTRALIA
ReadingsEffective teaching and learning in practiceRecommendedSkinner, D 2010NEW YORK: CONTINUUM
ReadingsEffective teaching strategies: lessos from research and practiceRecommendedKillen, R 20095TH EDN, MELBOURNE: CENGAGE LEARNING
ReadingsKey concepts for understanding curriculumRecommendedMarsh, C 20094TH EDN, ROUTLEDGE, LONDON & NEW YORK

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