Unit description

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2018 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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