Advanced Pedagogies Design and Assessment - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP2
  • Assessment: Case Study (50%) , Report - Investigation (50%)

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

This unit explores instructional design and assessment. It considers the design of instruction that is grounded on an analysis of learning needs and builds comprehensive understanding of the interrelated systems that impact on learning. The unit examines instructional design, learning analytics and assessment.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. identify and interpret the theoretical underpinnings of instructional design
  2. analyse and critique a range of analytic methods and tools
  3. evaluate and critique models of instructional and assessment
  4. develop a plan for implementing theoretically sound instructional design.
  • Case Study (50%)
  • Report — Investigation (50%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Additional materials
  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Broadband access
  • Other special requirement — Email address, Admission to Degree

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1International outlook and manufacturing crisis, An historical and critical understanding of trends (Berliner & Biddle; Smyth)
2Neoliberalism, global governance and policy borrowing, The political-governmental context driving reform (Ball; Lingard; Marginson)
3International and national testing - measuring what we know, Testing as a means to accountability and regulation (Lingard; Gorur)
4Bureaucracy, school autonomy and managerialism, changing organizational governance (Gewirtz; Ball; OECD High performing)
5Private-public partnerships, marketisation and choice, Post-welfare state, equity and individualism (Ball)
6Competing discourses of educational leadership, Can leadership save our education systems? (Gunter; Blackmore; Niesche)
7Professional standardisation, Improving or re-regulating the teaching profession? (Hardy; Seddon)
8Performativity and playing the system, How schools and consumers advance their interests (Thompson; Sellar; Vincent; Reay)
9Changing teacher identities for new times (Smyth)
10The change agenda: how does change happen?
11Critical analysis of the factors that influence education and schooling
12How do trends influence or change education and schooling?

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • FAQs
  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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