Curriculum Pedagogy and Assessment

Subject EDUC90611 (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 2, 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
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
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 has pedagogy as its central consideration. The interrelationships between curriculum construction, pedagogy and assessment are a key focus. The key concepts :
  • Pedagogical knowledge
  • Pedagogical content knowledge
  • Disciplinary knowledge
  • Inquiry and cross-disciplinary models
  • Multi-modal and ICT based approaches
as critical influences on curriculum constructions and assessment methods are examined in depth. The unit will investigate current thinking about each of these issues and examine the implications for pedagogical decision making, curriculum design and assessment approaches within educational settings.
  • Demonstrate an understanding f the relationship between curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
  • Draw upon theory and principle to develop a practical framework for implementation.
Assessment: Students will develop a curriculum plan for a specific context that includes elements of pedagogy, curriculum and assessment incorporated in a cohesive and justified manner. The plan must include an underlying theoretical framework as well as implementation detail, including pedagogical and assessment related strategies. 5,000 words 100 per cent 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: Analytic skills; Planning ability; written communication skills.
Related Course(s): Master of Education (Stream 100B)Coursework
Master of Education (Stream 150)

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