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EDUF3032: Curriculum and Assessment

2024 unit information

Curriculum is an essential component to all schools and all education systems. Understanding what, why and how curricula are constructed is an important skill for all teachers. The unit also examines controversial issues in curriculum including an alternative curriculum [the International Baccalaureate], the teaching of values in schools and the role of values education documents for NSW schools. Many recent developments in curriculum are reviewed including NAPLAN, national assessment and MySchool. Evaluation and assessment are often misunderstood concepts. Cultural, social and political influences drive decisions about who, what and how will be evaluated. Evaluation and assessment are often conflated with large scale testing regimes because they can lead to easily quantifiable results. A broader and more accurate understanding of these terms is important for all educators.

Unit details and rules

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Education

Code EDUF3032
Academic unit Education
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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12 credit points of 2000-level EDUF units
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. refflect critically on the concepts of curriculum, evaluation and assessment
  • LO2. investigate, individually and collectively, the understandings and practices associated with 'curriculum' and 'evaluation' both theoretically and with particular application to current issues and materials in specific areas or disciplines
  • LO3. work collaboratively to analyse and report on and discuss an example of curriculum and/or evaluation as a constructed educational phenomenon and practice
  • LO4. integrate in writing, ideas from the seminars and reading with aspect(s)/issues of curriculum and/ or evaluation related to professional practice.
  • LO5. understand the social pressures and ideological influences on curriculum planning and writing

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Semester 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Outline unavailable
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote

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