EXE723 - Curriculum and Assessment Design


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Cloud (online), CBD*

Trimester 2: Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

Trimester 1: Burwood 1 x 3-hour class**

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including weekly engagement with materials and responses in discussion forums


*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery


**Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne) re-offered 2021 subject to School approval


This unit acknowledges that curriculum policy and hence curriculum design and implementation is not isolated from debates and influences of society’s expectations, visions, hopes and politics. Therefore, curriculum and assessment policy and design is situated within societal contexts, often managing conflicting tensions.

The unit focuses on examining broad theoretical ideologies or paradigms that shape the landscape of curriculum policy during contemporary history of education. The exploration of these theoretical perspectives examine the roles that society, educational researchers and philosophers, education systems and institutions, and the broader teaching community play in the interpretation and implementation of curriculum and assessment policy.

In particular, the unit will investigate the creative work of the teacher in curriculum and assessment design and planning. Furthermore, the unit will explore and challenge the theoretical perspectives and your teacher beliefs that inform your curriculum and assessment design.

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