OnlineSession 2N/A

Unit description

Provides a student-focused strategy aimed at developing curriculum and assessment design skills that positively impact on learning and teaching. In addition to an investigation of the various pedagogical purposes of assessment, principles and practices for the design, management and administration of assessment will be reviewed. The unit also explores the role of technology in curriculum, learning and teaching.

Unit content

Module 1: An effective curriculum development process
Understanding curriculum
The relationship between curriculum, pedagogy and assessment
Decision making in planning coherent curriculum structures
The link between outcomes and assessment strategies
Critical analysis and research on curriculum development
Module 2: Assessment and reporting
Understanding assessment
Interpretation of assessment data
Assessment for learning, assessment of teaching.
Feedback, moderation, record keeping and reporting learning by using ICTs
Make recommendations for support and intervention.
Module 3: Technology and Education
Digital citizenship and safety (cyber-safety, digital footprint).
Integration of ICTs in the classroom and in society.
ICT in learning - 21st Century Pedagogy (using ICT tools and networks in learning).
ICT in teaching -  21st Century Teaching (learning spaces, inquiry based learning, mobile learning and teaching).

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

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Lynch, D, Smith, R & Howarth, M , 2016, Designing the Classroom Curriculum: Exploring Curriculum, Assessment and the Incorporation of Technology in Classrooms, 1st edn, Oxford Global Press, London.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Structured online learning 2 hours (10 weeks)
Tutorial online 1 hour (5 weeks)
Online test40%
Curriculum plan and presentation60%

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Fee information


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