Module Identifier ED32720  
Academic Year 2006/2007  
Co-ordinator Ms Rosemary O Jones  
Semester Semester 1  
Other staff Mrs Ffion M Hoare, Ms Joanna Jeffery  
Course delivery Lecture   10 Hours.  
  Seminars / Tutorials   10 Hours.  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Assessment 1 assignment of 2500 words  50%
Semester Assessment 1 assignment of 2500 words  50%

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module, students should be able to:

Brief description

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.



The syllabus will be based on the following:

Reading Lists

** General Text
BARROW, R and WOODS, R (2001) An Introduction to the Philosophy of Education 3rd. London: Routledge
POLLARD, A et al (2000) Children and their Curriculum London: Falmer

(2001.) Education in the United Kingdom :structures and organisation /edited by Liam Gearon. David Fulton 1853467154
(2001.) Teaching the primary curriculum /edited by Jane Johnston, Mark Chater and Derek Bell. Open University Press 0335207723PBK
(1999.) The National Curriculum Key Stages 1 and 2:handbook for primary teachers in England. Department for Education and Employment and Qualifications and Curriculum Authority 0113700660
Coulby, David. (2000) Beyond the National Curriculum;Curricular Centralism and Cultural Diversity in Europe and the USA/David Coulby Falmer Press 0750709731
Dearing, Ron (1993.) The National Curriculum and its assessment :an interim report /Ron Dearing. National Curriculum Council 1858380200
Dearing, Ron (1994.) The National Curriculum and its assessment :final report /Ron Dearing. School Curriculum and Assessment Authority 1858380308
Griffith, Rhys. (2000) National curriculum: national disaster;Education and citizenship/ Rhys Griffith Routledge Falmer 0750709561
Kelly, A. Vic (April 1999) The Curriculum:Theory and Practice Paul Chapman Publishing 1853963844PAPERTEXTOUTOFPRINT
Marsh, Colin J. (2004.) Key concepts for understanding curriculum /Colin J. Marsh. RoutledgeFalmer 041531917XHARDBACKALKPAPER
Ross, Alistair (2000.) Curriculum :construction and critique /Alistair Ross. Falmer Press 075070621XPBK
White, Roger Crombie (1997.) Curriculum innovation :a celebration of classroom practice /Roger Crombie White. Open University Press 0335197566
Kelly, A. V. (1990.) The National Curriculum :a critical review /A. V. Kelly. Paul Chapman 1853961159


This module is at CQFW Level 6