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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Advanced

Former School/College

Former School of Education

Pre-requisites

192 credit points in any SCU units OR be admitted to course: 1151020 - Graduate Diploma of Education OR be admitted to course: 3707000 - Bachelor of Education (Secondary)

Unit aim

Provides a student-focused strategy aimed at developing curriculum and assessment design skills that positively impact on learning and on teaching. Principles and practices for using (school) student assessment results to reflect on teaching and to inform planning are emphasised. The unit enables students to consider emerging pedagogies, the design of learning spaces, new media and virtual learning.

Unit content

Topic 1  The Concept of Curriculum
Topic 2  Curriculum Theory and Development
Topic 3  Designing the Effective Classroom Curriculum 1
Topic 4  Designing the Effective Classroom Curriculum 2
Topic 5  Assessment in the Classroom
Topic 6  Assessment Techniques
Topic 7  Reporting in Schools
Topic 8  Information Communication Technologies
Topic 9  21st Century Teaching and Technology
Topic 10  Learning Spaces

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 explain the relationship between curriculum, pedagogy and assessment and make planning decisions to produce coherent curriculum structures
2 demonstrate knowledge of the link between outcomes and assessment strategies and evaluate a range of strategies to assess student achievement of learning outcomes
3 demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practices for using student assessment results to reflect on lesson sequences and inform further planning of teaching and learning
4 discuss the significance of emerging pedagogies for effective learning and demonstrate the importance of learning environments that enable students to learn in a variety of ways that best fulfil their needs
5 apply a range of teaching strategies, including ICT and new media to develop higher order thinking and problem solving skills.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. explain the relationship between curriculum, pedagogy and assessment and make planning decisions to produce coherent curriculum structures
    • GA1:
    • GA5:
  2. demonstrate knowledge of the link between outcomes and assessment strategies and evaluate a range of strategies to assess student achievement of learning outcomes
    • GA4:
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the principles and practices for using student assessment results to reflect on lesson sequences and inform further planning of teaching and learning
    • GA4:
  4. discuss the significance of emerging pedagogies for effective learning and demonstrate the importance of learning environments that enable students to learn in a variety of ways that best fulfil their needs
    • GA5:
  5. apply a range of teaching strategies, including ICT and new media to develop higher order thinking and problem solving skills.
    • Not applicable

Prescribed texts

  • Churchill, R, Ferguson, P, Godinho, S, Johnson, N, Keddie, A, Letts, W et al. , 2013, Teaching: Making a difference, 2nd edn, John Wiley & Sons Australia, Ltd, Milton, QLD.

  • Lynch, D, Smith, R. and Howarth, M, 2016, Designing the Classroom Curriculum: Exploring Curriculum, Assessment and the Incorporation of Technology in Classrooms, 2nd edn, Oxford Global Press, London. ISBN: 9781326627973.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.