Exploring and Contesting Curriculum
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- 29 May 2023
- 27 Nov 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- demonstrate understanding of the socio-cultural factors that influence curriculum and its implementation for diverse groups of learners
- demonstrate understanding of the knowledge and strategies that support students’ engagement with the curriculum
- outline general awareness of the existence, purpose and function of the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum
- apply curriculum theory and information in curriculum documents to create learning experiences.
- Is curriculum just a document?
- Enacting power and values through curriculum
- The educator's philosophy
- The third teacher
- Introducing learner diversity
- Gender and sexuality
- Socio-economic disadvantage and the virtual schoolbag
- Australia's history and cultures
- Indigenous educational justice
- Childhood, technology and consumerism
- The official curricula, planning and assessment
You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
- CUR-EDC111-Exploring and Contesting Curriculum (No longer available)
- CUR-EDC140C-Exploring and Contesting Curriculum (No longer available)
No additional requirements
This subject was previously known as EDC111 Exploring and Contesting Curriculum.
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 an introduction to the Early Years Learning Framework and the Australian Curriculum.
Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.
Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.
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