Faculty of Education

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2015 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
OfferedClayton Second semester 2015 (Day)


This unit introduces students to the theory and practice of program design and delivery. Students will reflect on their own experiences and other case studies in order to identify and assess different approaches to program design, the role of the designer, underlying design principles and intended outcomes. Students will examine concepts of program design and evaluation, understand the links between particular approaches to program design and delivery and certain situations; and learn to justify why particular design strategies are preferred in different situations.


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

  1. understand the theory and practice of program design and delivery
  2. identify and describe different approaches to program design and their implications for teaching, learning and assessment
  3. describe a variety of evaluation approaches and the situations in which they are best used
  4. undertake or analyse program design and delivery taking into account a variety of situational, learner and social parameters.


Reading review (1500 words, 40%)
Final report (2500 words, 60%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

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

  • 18 contact hours and 6 hours of online activity per semester

(b.) Additional requirements

  • 10 hours of independent study per week

See also Unit timetable information