|| ED32720 |
|| MAKING SENSE OF THE CURRICULUM |
|| 2003/2004 |
|| Mr Theodore R Chapman |
|| Semester 1 |
| Course delivery
|| Lecture || 10 Hours |
|| Seminars / Tutorials || 10 Hours |
|Assessment Type||Assessment Length/Details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment|| 1 assignment of 3500 words ||70%|
|Semester Assessment|| 1 assignment of 1500 words ||30%|
On completion of this module, students should be able to:
demonstrate familiarity with the vocabulary and concepts that inform debate on curriculum planning;
demonstrate an awareness of the influence of the 1988 Education Reform Act on teaching and learning in schools in England and Wales, including its genesis and its implications for practice;
analyse and compare the National Curriculum in England & Wales and a state-directed curriculum in another country.
This module offers an introduction to curriculum planning and practice, and the ways in which these have been applied in the development of the National Curriculum in England, Wales, and beyond.
To introduce some aspects of curriculum planning, with reference to the National Curriculum of England and Wales, in particular, and also the state-directed curricula of another country.
To introduce the practice of curriculum development, with reference to the National Curriculum of England and Wales.
To provide students with opportunities to analyse a specialist subject in the wider context of the National Curriculum of England and Wales.
The syllabus will be based on the following:
An introduction to the issues: theories of learning and teaching
The National Curriculum of England and Wales: background and policies
The National Curriculum of England and Wales: theory and practice
The National Curriculum of England and Wales: case study 1 - Language and Humanities
The Primary Curriculum
The National Curriculum in Wales
The National Curriculum of England and Wales: case study 2 - Mathematics and Science
Curriculum Planning: past, present and future
State-directed curricula in another country: Australia
Political interpretations of the curriculum
The National Curriculum of England and Wales: ideals and constraints
POLLARD, A et al (2000) Children and their Curriculum
BARROW, R and WOODS, R (2001) An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education
3rd. London: Routledge
This module is at CQFW Level 6