Curriculum and Evaluation (EDUF3032)
UNIT OF STUDY
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 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.
Further unit of study information
1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks
1000wd analysis of curriculum document (20%) and 500wd seminar presentation (40%) and 2500wd related paper on a curriculum phenomenon (40%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
42 credit points of units
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.