Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics Instructional Design and Evaluation - 2016

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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 2016: SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Essay 1 - Literature Review (30%) , Essay 2 - Literature Review (30%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 2,200.00
International 2,450.00

In unit, students examine different instructional design models and evaluation principles, and apply their understanding of these to develop and analyse instructional programs in Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.

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

  1. identify different instructional design models in STEM subjects and critically evaluate them
  2. develop an instructional program for the subject of choice in STEM
  3. examine principles of assessment/evaluation and discuss implications for teachers of STEM
  4. design an evaluation/assessment task to evaluate the effectiveness of the instructional program of STEM
  5. appraise the designed instruction/assessment program in relation to instructional design models and evaluation principles.
  • Essay 1 — Literature Review (30%)
  • Essay 2 — Literature Review (30%)
  • Report — Evalution Project Report (40%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Audio/Visual equipment

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.

1What is instructional design? The relationship of curriculum, teaching, and assessment.
2Instructional design models (e.g. Understanding by Design Framework).
3Lesson design: Curriculum, content analysis, and learning outcomes.
4Assessment design: cognitive, affective outcomes.
5National standards for teaching and learning.
6Educational reforms, program evaluations, and external and school-based assessments.
7Planning individual design project.
8Teaching interventions based on instructional design.
9Current issues on curriculum and instructional design: Differentiated curriculum, personalized learning, flipped classroom, lesson studies, etc..
10International and national testing and its implications for education.
11Equity and other social issues in assessment.
12Presentation of the individual reports and reflection on the unit.

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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