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ED5301 - Curriculum Design and Assessment Practices in Higher Education

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
Student Contribution Band: Band 1
Administered by: Learning, Teaching & Student Engagement

Subject available only to students enrolled in Graduate Certificate(Academic Practice). Cairns and Townsville availabilities will not be offered in 2014.

In ED5301 you will build on prior learning to develop your knowledge and skills in designing curriculum and assessment relevant to your higher education context. You will explore a range of authentic student-centred pedagogical approaches for contemporary learning contexts and purposes; such as work integrated, project-based, problem-based, inquiry and service learning. You will extend your knowledge of effective assessment practices including designing to meet learning outcomes, moderation and grading, feedback, peer and self assessment, underpinned by a critical engagement with contemporary assessment literature. This will include consideration of the diagnosis, development and assurance of English language and numeracy proficiency within disciplinary contexts. An integral part of this subject will be to evaluate and engage with a range of technologies that support 21st century learning. You will develop a professional teaching portfolio that demonstrates your continued learning as a reflective practitioner and presents artefacts that evidence a range of transferable skills relevant to the role of an academic in higher education.

Learning Outcomes

  • A policy in higher education, including initiatives to engage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students, and identify and enhance implementation of policy in practice;
  • Critically analyse and integrate learning theories, models, concepts and research informed techniques for teaching and learning to support improved outcomes for diverse learners;
  • Evaluate, design and implement curriculum and assessment for contemporary higher educational contexts, including frameworks to develop cultural competence;
  • Evaluate and utilise a range of learning technologies to support active pedagogies that promote student engagement and learning in higher education;
  • Communicate a clear and coherent exposition of complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences through high level speaking, reading, writing, listening and advocacy skills.
Prerequisites: ED5300

Availabilities

Townsville, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Non-standard start/end 09-Feb-2015 to 19-Jun-2015
Face to face teaching 12-Feb-2015 to 21-May-2015 (12-13 February & 21 May 2015 (Townsville) plus online participation)
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Cecily Knight.
Workload expectations:
  • 23 hours - face to face and online participation
Assessment: curriculum project (50%); eportfolio (50%).

Cairns, Limited, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Non-standard start/end 09-Feb-2015 to 19-Jun-2015
Face to face teaching 09-Feb-2015 to 21-May-2015 (9-10 February & 21 May 2015 (Cairns) plus online participation)
Coord/Lect: Assoc. Professor Cecily Knight.
Workload expectations:
  • 23 hours - face to face and online participation
Assessment: curriculum project (50%); eportfolio (50%).

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.