Productive Curriculum

Course code EDUC6202
Available in 2015
2015 Course Timetables

Description

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.

Availability

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

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.

Content

A 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.

Assessment Items

Written Assignment: Curriculum Analysis

Written Assignment: Curriculum Design

Contact Hours

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Or equivalent of 2 hours per week face to face