Curriculum Design and Evaluation

Subject EDUC90610 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours - 2 hours per week and one 5 hour Saturday block for presentations
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: This subject may be taken concurrently
Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.


Dr Peter Ferguson


Education Student Centre
Subject Overview: This unit develops understandings of the intentions and principles of curriculum and investigates specifics of curriculum design and implementation to improve and refine curriculum. The focus of this unit will centre on curriculum design and evaluation principles, as well as providing the tools for students to analyse and critique curriculum principles, policies and practices. This subject also creates opportunities for students to focus on a negotiated area of curriculum. For example: curriculum structures; new learning theories about ways of knowing and implications for curriculum; transition stages within schooling; innovative learning technologies; gender; indigenous studies; multiculturalism and Australia's role in a global environment;
sustainability and environmental issues and/or another curriculum dimension that is of concern to the student within their own context. Students will explore their negotiated focus through presentation and assignment work.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles behind curriculum design and evaluation;
  • Transfer general principles and knowledge into a specific context.

Assessment: A linked presentation and written assignment on a negotiated element of curriculum design, implementation and evaluation. The individual presentation is to be 20 minutes in length (2,000 words equivalent) and the follow up paper 3,000 words. 100 per cent, with written assignment due at the end of semester
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: Collaborations skills; verbal and written communication skills

Related Course(s): Master of Education (Stream 100B)Coursework
Master of Education (Stream 150)

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