Subject details

At the completion of this subject 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.
  • Topics

    • The Relationship between Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
    • International Comparison and Trends in STEM
    • Curriculum and Standards for Mathematics Teaching
    • Curriculum and Standards for Science Teaching
    • 5E Inquiry Model
    • Explicit Instruction
    • Project-Based Learning
    • Concept Mapping
    • Cognitive Outcomes and Assessment
    • Affective Outcomes and Assessment
    • Practical Activities and Assessment
    • Holistic Assessment
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials

      • FAQs
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming

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-SMEC624

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment

In this subject, 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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  • Discussion Paper (30%)
  • Discussion Paper (30%)
  • Report — Instruct Design & Evaluation (40%)

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