Course Title: Method 1 Study - Curriculum, Pedagogy and Planning

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Method 1 Study - Curriculum, Pedagogy and Planning

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018

Course Coordinator: Professor Amanda Berry

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7803

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 220.03.34

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

In this course you will explore relevant and contemporary educational ideas which you will apply to your teaching discipline area. This course will focus specifically on curriculum, pedagogy, and planning. You will critically reflect on the development and implementation of curriculum products, including a consideration of current theories and classroom approaches to pedagogy. You will apply your emerging curriculum knowledge and planning skills by designing curriculum products and potentially using these while on professional practice. Practising teachers are continually required to design and develop curriculum and other educative products and this course will assist your skill development in this area. You will also conduct an audit of your personal literacy and numeracy standards and plan for their development.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Your learning in this course is focused on development of the following program level capabilities:

  • Critically analyse, synthesize and reflect on complex theories and recent developments, both local and international, to extend and challenge knowledge and practice in education
  • Determine and apply the specialist knowledge and professional skills required to creatively solve problems, demonstrating expert judgment and ethical responsibility relating to your professional practice
  • Engage with complex bodies of knowledge and multiple professional skills in order to contribute to your professional identity and career within contemporary contexts.

At the conclusion of this course you will be assessed on the following learning outcomes: 

  • Explore and analyse relevant and contemporary education ideas relating to curriculum, pedagogy and planning
  • Critically reflect on current theories and classroom approaches relevant to your discipline in relation to the themes considered in this course
  • Apply curriculum knowledge and planning skills in your teaching practice.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves a range of activities both face to face and online such as lectures, tutorials, group and class discussion, group activities and individual research.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.

Assessment may include reports, projects and presentations, individually and in groups. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your  learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.

An assessment charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which are described and referenced in a single document:;ID=ln1kd66y87rc