Subject details

  • Topics
    • Is curriculum just a document?
    • Power, values and points of view
    • Educator philosophies
    • Social disadvantage & the virtual schoolbag
    • Binary thinking: gender & class
    • Indigenous education justice
    • Childhood, technology & consumerism
    • The third teacher
    • Planning curriculum
    • The official curricula
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
      • Wikis

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

  1. understand the socio-cultural factors that influence curriculum and its implementation
  2. understand the knowledge and strategies that support students' engagement with the curriculum
  3. be aware of the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum
  4. apply curriculum theory and curriculum documents to create learning experiences.
  • Assignment 1 - Report (20%)
  • Assignment 2 - Essay (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Case Study (50%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CUR-EDP135
  • CUR-EDE201

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject provides an introduction to the idea of curriculum including key terms, alternative models of curriculum and the processes and products of curriculum. Specific areas covered include socio-cultural perspectives of curricula. Curriculum integration, the development of early learning and school-based curricula, and the way in which teachers use curriculum documents for planning. This subject provides Early Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum.

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