TEAC 7026 Designing Curriculum Futures

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 102159

Coordinator Anne Power Opens in new window

Description This unit considers the research and theoretical basis of curriculum futures, with a focus on design for learning and learning design, and critically examines contextual factors and their implications for learning design in a range of settings. The unit provides a critical overview of perspectives on curriculum, curriculum design and examines authentic learning and assessment. Examples of curriculum futures will be negotiated and explicated. The overall focus is on curriculum decision-making and planning for improved learning outcomes.

School Education

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Equivalent Subjects TEAC 7024 - Curriculum Futures

Restrictions Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program or 8083 Bachelor of Research Studies

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Investigate the theoretical basis of curriculum and design for learning
  2. Critically evaluate contextual factors which have implications for curriculum
  3. Strengthen individual teaching philosophy and application of learning and teaching
  4. Develop learning design responding to curriculum issues, towards planning for improved learning outcomes

Subject Content

1. Theoretical basis of curriculum
- curriculum futures
- design for learning
- learning design
2. Critical review of factors that have implications for curriculum: e.g. digital learning; citizenship; and globalisation
3. Critical overview of perspectives on curriculum, followed by a focused examination of connected learning and assessment
4. Action research and collaborative decision making
5. Examination of topical curriculum issues
6. Focus on curriculum decision-making and planning for improved learning outcomes


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
1. Literature review 1500 words 40 N Individual
Report 3500 words 60 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1



Subject Contact Anne Power Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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