Curriculum Design and Assessment

EDU60003 12.5 Credit Points Online

Contact hours

  • 8 hours per week

2021 teaching periods

Hawthorn

Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

Dates:
1 Mar 21 - 30 May 21

Results:
6 Jul 21

Last self enrolment:
14 Mar 21

Census:
31 Mar 21

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Apr 21

Dates:
2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

Results:
7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

Census:
31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21


Prerequisites

None
 
Available Semester 1 and Semester 2 2020

Aims and objectives

Aim

In this unit you will explore effective curriculum and assessment design through the identification and application of key concepts associated with the development of curricula. You will consider the central roles that intended learning outcomes, aligned learning activities, and formative and summative assessment play in ensuring an effective curriculum. In addition, you will become practiced at unit curriculum mapping techniques and quality assurance methods that are built into curricula to facilitate student learning and the professional development of teachers as reflective practitioners.

 
Learning objectives
 
1. Analyse key concepts in the design of effective curricula and apply these to practice.

2. Apply curriculum mapping techniques in order to ensure alignment of learning outcomes, activities and assessment within a unit.

3. Design and develop formative and summative assessment strategies that are aligned with the curriculum, facilitate the provision of feedback to students and encourage student learning.

4. Analyse a curriculum and apply quality assurance methods aimed at enhancing student learning and the development of teachers as reflective practitioners.

Courses with unit

 
Offered Semester 1 2021 and Semester 2 2021
This core unit will enable you to gain study credit whilst simultaneously developing materials for the units you teach. The online unit will enhance your curriculum design skills and provide you with approaches to the design of assessment tasks and effective feedback for learning.

You will be able to refine the intended learning outcomes in a unit you teach or will soon teach, improve the assessment and feedback methods you use, and at the same time learn how to build-in quality assurance methods into your practice to meet internal and/or external accreditation requirements.

In this unit you will explore effective curriculum and assessment design through the identification and application of key concepts associated with the development of curricula. You will consider the central roles that intended learning outcomes, aligned learning activities, and formative and summative assessment play in ensuring an effective curriculum. In addition, you will become practiced at unit curriculum mapping techniques and quality assurance methods that are built into curricula to facilitate student learning and the professional development of teachers as reflective practitioners.  All assessments are individual, except for one that gives you the choice of completing it as a pair or individually.