Curriculum Pedagogy and Assessment

Subject EDUC90611 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 26-Jul-2016 to 13-Sep-2016
Assessment Period End 17-Oct-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 05-Aug-2016
Census Date 12-Aug-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 16-Sep-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours





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Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Dr Christine Redman


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.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Demonstrate an understanding f the relationship between curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
  • Draw upon theory and principle to develop a practical framework for implementation.

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

This subject has a minimum hurdle requirement of 80% attendance at all tutorials, seminars and workshops.

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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
Master of Education

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