Curriculum Leadership in Tertiary Education

Course code EDUC6452Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Education

This course aims to develop a comprehensive understanding of the principles and discourses underlying curriculum leadership and design across both the higher education and vocational education and training sectors. It explores insights from the fields of curriculum theory and learning design, and ranges across a variety of models of curriculum design from competency based training to outcome oriented graduate profile approaches and beyond. It will provide an opportunity to grapple with contemporary curriculum issues, and is aimed at educational leaders with responsibilities for program design and implementation in tertiary education.

Not available in 2015

ObjectivesStudents will have the opportunity to:

1) Demonstrate skills in program-level curriculum design;
2) Articulate defensible program-level leadership decisions based on an understanding of the curriculum discourses underpinning various forms of educational design;
3) Demonstrate an appreciation of contemporary issues in tertiary education curriculum design and implementation.
ContentIndicative content will include:

- Curriculum Theories and Discourses
- Program-Level Curriculum Design Models
- Contemporary Issues in Curriculum Design and Implementation in Higher Education and Vocational Education and Training
Replacing Course(s)EDUC6213
TransitionStudents who have completed EDUC6213 will be given credit for this course as equivalent.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeNil
Modes of DeliveryFlexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning
Teaching MethodsIntegrated Learning
Assessment Items
Case StudiesCurriculum analysis and design portfolio
Contact HoursIntegrated Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 13 weeks