Faculty of Education

Monash University

Postgraduate - 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
OfferedNot offered in 2015


This unit foregrounds curriculum theories and their application to teaching and learning in education, developing students' understanding of curriculum guidelines, documentation, assessment and evaluation policies that are pertinent to the education field nationally and globally. Students critically analyse curriculum documents to develop an understanding of how policies and legislative requirements intersect and inform curriculum development learning and assessment. They develop curriculum knowledge to design learning sequences, lesson plans and effective approaches to classroom management that meet diverse learners' needs. Students have the opportunity to explore and use technology to provide feedback to, and support learning among diverse learners.


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

  1. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of curriculum (e.g. as enacted, actual, hidden, take-home, contested)
  2. examine the ways in which data informs learning and planning, feeding back and forward into learning
  3. identify the relationships between curriculum, assessment and reporting
  4. evaluate how social, cultural and political contexts shape curriculum, with particular attention to how Indigenous knowledge and values underpin design, assessment and reporting
  5. demonstrate understanding of how policies and legislative requirements intersect and inform curriculum development learning and assessment
  6. apply knowledge and understanding in the planning, implementation or evaluation of a lesson or learning program.


Curriculum analysis (2000 words, 50%)
Curriculum practice in context (2000 words, 50%)

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload equals 144 hours per semester comprising:

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

  • equivalent to 24 hours engagement in online, face-to-face or blended platforms

(b.) Contact hours for off-campus students:

  • equivalent to 24 hours engagement in online or blended platforms

(c.) Additional requirements (all students)

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

See also Unit timetable information

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