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ETP302 - Curriculum Inquiry

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Gaelene Hope-Rowe

Campus contact:

Jim Campbell (Burwood (Melbourne))

Lynette Longaretti (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))

Gaelene Hope-Rowe (Warrnambool)


Students must have passed ETP301 or ETS301


Must be enrolled in E359

Incompatible with:


Contact hours:

1 X 1 hour Class per week, 1 X 2 hour Seminar per week

Professional experience: Students will be required to complete a 10 day professional experience placement


For any curriculum to offer educative value there must be detailed engagement with particular contexts. This unit will enable students to understand both the epistemological and ontological dimensions associate with curriculum work and to relate these to the discourse of education.

The relation between educational theory and context will be explored through examining a variety of curriculum practices through history, where the various dimensions of politics, morality, culture and philosophy all inform how educative experiences and programs can be understood. Students will examine why the rationale of any curriculum is central to all educational practice and shall design curriculum to provide specific experiences which can be justified as offering educative value for students in local and global contexts.


Inquiry task 1600 words, 40%

Critical review of curriculum work, 2400 words, 60%

Hurdle Requirement: Satisfactory completion of the professional experience placement is required in order to pass this unit

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