Exploring and Contesting Curriculum
Comprehend the idea of curriculum. Study key terms, alternative models, processes, products and socio-cultural perspectives. Learn to apply curriculum theory and documents to create learning experiences within the Early Years Learning Framework.
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- 01 Jun 2020
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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 cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or enrol in the following subject(s) to study at the same time or prior to this subject:
No special 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.
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- Report (50%)
- Case Study (50%)
Powers of Curriculum: Sociological Perspectives on Education
Gobby, B., and Walker, R.