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Implementing the Australian Curriculum (10426.1)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 1, 4
Faculty: Faculty of Education
Discipline: Academic Program Area - Education


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  • Semester 1, 2020, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (194241) - View
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This unit introduces students to the notion of curriculum as a contested field. In so doing the unit examines the different levels of curriculum, including the official, written, enacted and received, and the social and political influences
upon curriculum. From this broader perspective the unit introduces specific elements of, and consideration in, curriculum enactment, including designing lessons.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Critically analyse contested understandings of curriculum;

2. Account for the influence of social and political considerations upon curriculum;

3. Understand and apply principles of curriculum in designing lesson; and

4. Understand and apply a knowledge of their students and school context in designing lessons.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 1 hour lecture and one 2 hour tutorial on campus per week. 10 days professional placement.


This unit is only available to students in the Bachelor of Primary Education, Bachelor of Primary Education (STeM), Bachelor of Primary Education (Creative Arts), Bachelor of Primary Education (H&PE) and Bachelor of Early Childhood and Primary Education courses.

Students must have passed 24 credit points.



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