Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2014 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedBerwick First semester 2014 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Niranjan Casinader


This unit develops students' understanding of the key concepts and practical applications of curriculum, curriculum theory and curricular assessment and evaluation.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. understand the basic principles of curriculum theory
  2. understand how to develop curriculum material across learning areas and subjects
  3. develop curriculum with and for diverse communities and learners
  4. develop curriculum that promotes social justice for all, and particularly for disadvantaged student populations and school communities
  5. understand and apply assessment and evaluation strategies to gauge the effectiveness of such curriculum
  6. understand the role of external professionals and community representatives in broadening teachers' professional knowledge and practice.


Portfolio of task (2000 words equivalent, 50%)
Development of assessment tasks for cross-curriculum priority themes (2000 words equivalent, 50%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 12 hours per week comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for on-campus students:

  • 2 contact hours per week including lectures, tutorials and online activities

(b.) Additional requirements:

  • independent study to make up the minimum required hours per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study