Faculty of Education

Monash University

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2013 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Dat Bao


The unit examines recent trends in language teaching curriculum design and program evaluation in second and foreign language education. Students explore in detail a range of syllabus types. Procedures for analysing the needs of learners of foreign and second languages in the students' context are discussed, and relevant curriculum documents Australian and international contexts are viewed critically.


The learning objectives of this unit are to:

  • enable participants to revise the implications of first and second language acquisition research for language teaching and learning and their impact on curriculum in their school/teaching institution;
  • familiarize themselves with current language policy and curriculum developments at state, national and international levels; familiarize themselves with models and processes involved in designing a curriculum document;
  • experience a reflective model of teaching and learning by reflecting alone, or in discussion with others, on the theories and issues related to curriculum issues.


Two assessment tasks: Critical review (4000 words): 50%; and Extended essay (4000 words): 50%

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Contact hours

3 hours per week