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ED5881 - Contemporary Curriculum

Credit points: 3
Year: 2015
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.

The subject focuses on understanding curriculum, including translational curricula and the influences shaping of curriculum within schools and school systems. Teachers, principals and curriculum coordinators will examine the influences on curriculum and their roles in curriculum construction, implementation and review through a study of relevant literature, education system requirements and their own professional practices. Various conceptualisations of curriculum will be explored alongside practices associated with its implementation and review such as teachers as co-constructors of curriculum, curriculum reform, design, development and implementation, the role of assessment in curriculum, and stakeholders of curriculum.

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.


JCU Singapore, Study Period 52, Limited
Census Date 30-Jul-2015
Face to face teaching (face-to-face dates to be advised)
Coordinator: Professor Brian Lewthwaite
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 25 hours workshops/Seminars
Assessment: assignments (60%); assignment (40%).
Restrictions: An enrolment quota applies to this offering.

Study Period 1, External
Census Date 26-Mar-2015
Coordinator: Professor Brian Lewthwaite
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: assignments (40%); assignment (40%); presentations (20%).

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.