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.
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
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
|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||Intellectual rigour||Lifelong learning|
|2||demonstrate knowledge of the link between outcomes and assessment strategies and evaluate a range of strategies to assess student achievement of learning outcomes||Knowledge of a discipline|
|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||Knowledge of a discipline|
|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||Lifelong learning|
|5||apply a range of teaching strategies, including ICT and new media to develop higher order thinking and problem solving skills.|
- 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.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2016 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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