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EDUF3032 - Curriculum and Evaluation
Faculty of Education and Social Work - 6 credit points
HECS Band seven
Domestic Fee: $3,900
International Fee: $4,410
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: Faculty of Education and Social Work
Offered session(s): 1
Prerequisites: 42 credit points
Teacher/Coordinator: Prof Murray Print

Classes: 1x1-hr lecture/wk for 12 wks, 1x2-hr tutorial/wk for 12 wks

Assessment: analysis of curriculum document (20%) and seminar presentation (40%) and related paper on a curriculum phenomenon (40%)

Curriculum is an essential component to all schools and all education systems. Understanding what, why and how curricula are constructed is an important skill for all teachers. The unit also examines controversial issues in curriculum including the teaching of values in schools and thr role of values education documents for NSW schools. Many recent developments in curriculum are reviewed including NAPLAN, national assessment and MySchool. Evaluation and assessment are often misunderstood concepts. Cultural, social and political influences drive decisions about who, what and how will be evaluated. Evaluation and assessment are often conflated with large scale testing regimes because they can lead to easily quantifiable results. A broader and more accurate understanding of these terms is important for all educators.
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