Available in 2018
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


The course will provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to design and implement curriculum practices at an intermediate level (that of a practicing educator).

Availability2018 Course Timetables

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  • Semester 1 - 2018
  • Semester 2 - 2018


  • Semester 2 - 2018
  • Semester 1 - 2018

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Articulate an understanding of current knowledge about the different curriculum theories and their design models;

2. Articulate an understanding of current knowledge about different curriculum design principles;

3. Demonstrate the capacity to design curriculum units of differing models;

4. Analyse and critique the links between assessment, curriculum and pedagogy;

5. Design a curriculum unit for use in a real institutional curricular context.


This course introduces students to:

  1. Current state of the field knowledge about curriculum theories and models for curricular design;
  2. Current state of the field knowledge about design principles;
  3. Design implications of different models of curriculum;
  4. An understanding of curriculum as one of the message systems of learning, in relation to assessment and pedagogy;
  5. Design considerations of curriculum within a larger institutional context.

Assessment items

Written Assignment: Assignment 1

Proposal / Plan: Unit Plan

Written Assignment: Assignment 2

Contact hours



Online 13 hour(s) per Term Full Term


Online 1 hour(s) per Week for 12 Weeks

Lectures and tutorials may be conducted on a weekly basis, or grouped in multiple day-long or half-day intensives.

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Integrated Learning Session

Online 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term