Productive Curriculum

Course code EDUC6202Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course introduces students to the research and development literature on Authentic and Productive forms of curriculum. In particular, the course will outline major curricular practices that have been identified in recent research as contributing to greater and more equitable student learning outcomes. As part of this course, students will be introduced to recent developments in how curriculum is understood and practised and an analysis of the relationship between authentic curriculum and current state-based curriculum developments. In addition, the course will engage students in direct experiences of analysing their own and others' curriculum practices using these concepts. The course will be delivered in a flexible mode combining an intensive face-to-face component with distance facilitation of student-centred learning by on-line discussion and email communication.

Available in 2015

WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
Objectives(1) To introduce students to Productive Pedagogy and Authentic Pedagogy models of curriculum
(2) To help students develop of deep understanding of the pertinent research literature
(3) To assist students in the analysis of current curriculum practices in educational settings
(4) To enable students to design improved curriculum.
ContentA detailed analysis of Authentic and Productive curriculum models and their relationship to improved student learning outcomes.
A focus on the role of Intellectual Quality and Relevance in improving student learning.
An introduction to and application of the development of curricula that promote intellectual quality and relevance.
The link between student performances that demonstrate high intellectual quality and the backward mapping of requisite curricular practices.
Replacing Course(s)Nil
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : Paper Based
Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsEmail Discussion Group
Integrated Learning
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments(45%): An analysis of current curriculum practice based on current research literature in authentic and productive curriculum (2,000 words).
Essays / Written Assignments(55%): Documentation and analysis of improved curricular practice and/or an attempt to improve curricular practice in relation to a) an analysis of prior observed practices and b) relevant research literature (3,000 words).
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for EDUC6202