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Curriculum Development for Practitioners (EDN588)

Organisational Unit Education
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
DUBAI-ISC: TJD-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description This unit engages students in the practices of curriculum development where Design Thinking is used as human-centred process to develop curriculum and improve student learning. As a developmental process, it is of value to educators in schools, higher education institutions, NGO's or anywhere where intentional learning occurs. The unit covers processes of curriculum development through authentic learning in the context of wider curriculum issues. Students will develop enhanced capabilities to confidently devise and promote learning in response to authentic issues.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Collaboratively use a range of basic skills to design a curriculum for a nominated workplace or context
2. Explain and justify your curriculum decisions
3. Describe the complex, social and value laden nature of decision making in developing curriculum
4. Critically analyse and evaluate key ideas and issues related to curriculum development, implementation and evaluation
5. Promote your curriculum--processes and products--in a persuasive and engaging manner to stakeholders
Timetabled Learning Activities Workshops: 2.5 hours
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The approach to learning in this unit is project based. Students both collectively and individually develop their own curriculum project in an area of authentic interest to them.
Assessment Professional plan - 30%
Peer review - 12%
Presentation - 25%
Written report - 25%
Participation - 8 %
Prerequisites Enrolment in a Graduate qualification or permission of the Unit Coordinator.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed EDU488/688 Curriculum Development may not enrol in this unit for credit
Previously 2013: EDU688
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Graduate Certificate in Tertiary and Adult Education (GradCertTerAdEd)
Graduate Diploma in Education (Tertiary and Workplace) (GradDipEd)
Master of Education (Coursework) (MEd)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Peter Wright
Associate Professor

e: P.Wright@murdoch.edu.au
Unit Contacts

MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Peter Wright
Associate Professor

e: P.Wright@murdoch.edu.au
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