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ED5881 - Leading for Change in Curriculum and Pedagogy

Credit points: 3
Year: 2021
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: College of Arts, Society & Education

Available to Postgraduate Certificate of Education, Bachelor of Education (Professional Development), Master of Teaching and Master of Education students.

This subject focuses on understanding the foundations of curriculum and pedagogy and the influences shaping curriculum within schools and school systems. Teachers, administrators and curriculum coordinators will examine the influences on curriculum and pedagogy and how to lead after change in these areas. The subject is particularly valuable for those leading for change in curriculum design, implementation and enactment and teaching practice.

Learning Outcomes

  • explore and develop conceptualisations of curriculum and identify implications for schools and school systems;
  • describe a curriculum issue and its contextual influences;
  • critically analyse issues, practices and literature on curriculum construction, implementation and review;
  • frame and produce a curriculum project relevant to a school or school system.

Subject Assessment

  • Oral > Presentation 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Critical appraisal/review - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Problem task - (40%) - Individual.


JCU Brisbane, Study Period 21, Internal
Census Date 11-Mar-2021
Lecturer: Mr Robert Godby.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 39 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 25-Mar-2021
Coordinator: Dr Tanya Doyle
Lecturers: Dr Tanya Doyle, Mrs Lorraine Cordukes, Mr Ashley Orth.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 13 hours - Online Student Engagement
  • 13 hours online content
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.