Credit points: 15

Subject outline

How are foundational ideas about curriculum, education policies and pedagogies changing in ways that support desirable social change and sustainable futures? Students investigate debates and relationships between curriculum and: philosophy, pedagogies, learning and policies. These theory-rich foundations provide scope for professionals to develop ideas for their own contexts in analytical and meaningful ways to inform their work as researchers and educational practitioners.


Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBernadette Walker-Gibbs

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesWeekly readings. Case studies. Use model of critical thinking/thinking otherwise (online and face to face) and provocations

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Critical analysis and application of foundation curriculum theories, policies, and pedagogies
02. Investigate 'myths' associated with curriculum theories, policies and pedagogies
03. Informed 'thinking otherwise' approaches to critical issues of curriculum, policies, pedagogies

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorBernadette Walker-Gibbs

Class requirements

Lecture/SeminarWeek: 31 - 43
Two 8.00 hours lecture/seminar per study period on weekends during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Scheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
Ten 1.00 hour scheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
Twelve 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Interview and critical analysis - 2500 words interview with a curriculum theorist, policy specialist or pedagogue and critical analysis of interview)

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO3

Investigative article (Myth busting investigative article for community audience) 2000 words

N/AOtherIndividualNo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Poster and presentation (of myth busting article to students in class) - 1500 word equivalence

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3