BIG IDEAS IN CURRICULUM, POLICIES AND PEDAGOGIES

EDU5CPP

2019

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students consider how foundational ideas about curriculum, educational policies and pedagogies are changing in ways that support desirable social change and sustainable futures. You will investigate  debates and relationships among curriculum and philosophy, pedagogies, learning and policies. These theory rich foundations assiststudents to analyse professional contexts and inform their work as researchers and educational practitioners in meaningful ways.

SchoolSchool of Education

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTroy Heffernan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Critically analyse and apply foundational curriculum theories, policies and pedagogies to understand educational change

Activities:
Weekly readings Use model of critical thinking/thinking otherwise (online and face to face)

02. Investigate and critically analyse "myths" associated with curriculum theories, policies and pedagogies to create sustainable educational futures

Activities:
Weekly readings Case studies Use model of critical thinking/thinking otherwise (online and face to face)

03. Generate informed ways of "thinking otherwise" about critical issues of curriculum, policies and pedagogies as a basis for professional decision making

Activities:
Provocations Case studies Weekly readings

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTroy Heffernan

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 31 - 43
Two 8.0 hours block mode per study period on weekends during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Class will be conducted on 10th August & 22nd September at the Bundoora Campus"

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Interview and critical analysis - 2500 wordsinterview with a curriculum theorist, policy specialist or pedagogue and critical analysis of interview)40 01, 03
Investigative article (Myth busting investigative article for community audience) 2000 words40 01, 02, 03
Poster and presentation (of myth busting article to students in class) - 1500 word equivalence20 01, 02, 03

Melbourne, 2019, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorTroy Heffernan

Class requirements

Block Mode Week: 31 - 43
Two 8.0 hours block mode per study period on weekends during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.
"Class will be conducted on 10th August & 22nd September"

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
Three 1.0 hours scheduled online class per study period on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.5 hours unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Interview and critical analysis - 2500 wordsinterview with a curriculum theorist, policy specialist or pedagogue and critical analysis of interview)40 01, 03
Investigative article (Myth busting investigative article for community audience) 2000 words40 01, 02, 03
Poster and presentation (of myth busting article to students in class) - 1500 word equivalence20 01, 02, 03