Curriculum Development and Design PG (10321.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Education||Post Graduate Level|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Understand the key features of curriculum documents and their purpose;
2. Describe the different forms of curriculum documents and their advantages and disadvantages;
3. Develop curriculum documents that reflect local, and national, demands; and
4. Critique curriculum documents.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
CorequisitesEnrolment in a postgraduate course in education.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||08 February 2021||On-Campus||Dr Philip Roberts|
|2021||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||02 August 2021||On-Campus||Dr Philip Roberts|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 1||07 February 2022||On-Campus||Dr Philip Roberts|
Material for each module is acessible via the unit Canvas page.
Useful 'recommended' reference texts are:
Each module is mapped to: Brady, L. & Kennedy, K. (2019) Curriculum Construction. Pearson - note this is available as a e-book via the UC library at this link. Also available at the book shop or online retailers.
Marsh, C. (2009). Key Concepts for Understanding Curriculum (4th ed) pp. 1-20. Abingdon: Routledge. Note this is available as an e-book via the UC library at this link.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Approval of extenuating circumstances will be dependent upon the production of supporting documentation and at the discretion of the unit convener.
All assessment items required to be submitted online must be submitted via the appropriate Canvas drop box. It is the student's responsibility to upload the correct and corresponding draft or assessment item to the right submission section. Assignments must be submitted in a format accessible to the assessor(s), as stated on the relevant canvas site. If the unit convener and/or tutor are unable to access a submission, a standard late penalty of 5% of the total marks possible for the task may be applied per day until the assignment is made accessible.
Special assessment requirements
Normally an aggregate mark of 50% is required to pass the unit
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Provision of valid documentation
Please note that the University takes student conduct very seriously. All documentation provided to University staff must be valid and the provision of fraudulent documentation carries with it potentially serious consequences, including suspension and/or exclusion from the University. Note that all allegations of student misconduct will be referred to the Associate Dean for Education (ADE) as a prescribed authority for investigation.
Students are to engage with the recorded introductions to each module and attend the weekly workshop. Participation is based on watching/listening to these introductions, participation in the class forum and weekly workshops.
Reading and private study 50 hours
Workshop and online participation: 50 hours
Assessment tasks: 50 hours
Your participation in both class and online activities will enhance your understanding of the unit content and therefore the quality of your assessment responses. Lack of participation may result in your inability to satisfactorily pass assessment items.
Required IT skills
Access to a computer with an internet connection is required.
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit draws on the theoretical traditions of curriculum inquiry and debates about knowledge, schooling and society. Using this theoretical foundation the unit focuses on the practice of curriculum development, as the intellectual work of professional educators. It is delivered by active researchers in this field.