Course Title: Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting

Credit Points: 12


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

TCHE2469

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

TCHE2497

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Geoff Shacklock

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7850

Course Coordinator Email: geoff.shacklock@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 220.03.14


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will be introduced to knowledge and debates about curriculum, assessment and reporting practices and policies in schools and education systems. You will focus on curriculum, assessment and reporting for Victorian schools as well as addressing alternate approaches in Australia and internationally. You will explore about important theories and professional debates in curriculum, assessment and reporting that will influence your teaching careers. You will also gain knowledge of the complexities and practicalities of constructing and implementing curriculum, creating and applying appropriate assessment and providing clear reporting.
 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Critically analyse, synthesise and reflect on educational policy and practice in both local and international contexts.
  • Develop and apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to your professional practice and development in curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.
  • Demonstrate creativity, critical thinking and innovation when identifying and solving problems in diverse educational contexts.
  • Communicate using a range of formats and strategies to audiences within and external to the discipline of education.


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

  • Identify the relationship between curriculum and assessment
  • Critically examine theories and models of curriculum planning and assessment practices
  • Develop integrated curriculum, assessment and reporting strategies
  • Demonstrate knowledge of debates in curriculum, assessment and reporting related to current teaching practices
  • Evaluate and apply assessment and reporting tools for supporting learning.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course will consist of lectures and tutorials. A range of activities is intended including presentations, case studies,  document analyses, and set reading. The emphasis will be on general capabilities so that you can develop a shared understanding of the nature, scope and sequence of the Australian Curriculum and also curriculum and assessment  issues more generally.


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, media releases, newspaper articles, 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 http://mams.rmit.edu.au/kh6a3ly2wi2h1.pdf  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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=ln1kd66y87rc