Investigating Curriculum and its Context PG (9102.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| Intensive
|| Bruce, Canberra
|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 outcomesIn successfully completing the unit, the student will have:
1. Articulated a critique of contemporary debates in curriculum;
2. Applied analytic approaches to a curriculum issue in the education sector and/or key learning area of their choice; and
3. Engaged reflectively with the international curriculum literature, especially as it related to his/her own professional field of practice.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
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
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
Assumed knowledgeFamiliarity with ICTs.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||31 July 2023||Intensive||Dr Philip Roberts|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 2||29 July 2024||Intensive||Dr Philip Roberts|
Mandatory readings for each module are listed and identified via the unit CANVAS site and the associated library reading resource.
Suggested (i.e not mandatory) These are excellent texts should you wish to engage with a general curriculum text. They are available as e-books via the UC library.
Marsh, C. (2009). Key Concepts for Understanding Curriculum (4th ed) pp. 1-20. Abingdon: Routledge. Note this is available as a e-book via the UC library at this link.
Brady, L. & Kennedy, K. (2019) Curriculum Construction. Pearson - note this is available as an e-book via the UC library at this link.
Additional weekly readings will be available via UCLearn.
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
Each assignment must constitute a genuine attempt. Normally an aggregate mark of at least 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.
The assumed 150 hours of engagement in this unit is constituted of:
- Pre-intensive modules, including readings and Task 1 25 hours
- Preperation and reading for Intensive class 25 hours
- Intensive classes attendance 24 hours
- Post intensive reading and review 50 hours
- Final assessment & unit feedback 26 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
Competency in word processing and use of online forum
Work placement, internships or practicums
This unit is informed by the international field of Curriculum Inquiry and the research expertise of the team delivering this unit. It draws from theoretical positions in the international field and integrates these into practical applications for professionals working in schools.
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