Course Title: Method: Curriculum Planning

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Method: Curriculum Planning

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


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


City Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2020,
Sem 1 2022

Course Coordinator: Seth Brown

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7480

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 220.03.34

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course is one of a series of method courses designed to develop your knowledge and skills to teach in specialist disciplines in secondary school settings.In this course, you will learn, practice and then be assessed on planning lessons using learning intentions and success criteria that demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the discipline area. You will demonstrate concepts, substance and structure of the content, as well as use of a range of teaching strategies, including questioning in your teaching. You will also review ICT resources and describe how you will use them in your discipline to expand curriculum opportunities for students and engage them in their learning

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: 

 Course Learning Outcomes   AITSL Standards 
 1    Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts, substance and structure of the content and teaching strategies of the teaching area   2.1
 2   Apply pedagogical content knowledge to plan lessons including appropriate teaching strategies for an identified curriculum area    3.2, 3.3
 3    Implement teaching strategies for using ICT to expand curriculum opportunities for students  2.6 
 4   Critically reflect on the usefulness of resources, including ICT, that engage students in their learning 3.4

Program Learning Outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Critically analyse and apply educational research to your professional practice, demonstrating inclusive, learner focused, evidence-based teaching.
  • Consolidate and synthesise expert content and pedagogical knowledge and judgement to develop highly effective and innovative teaching skills in an area of specialisation.
  • Demonstrate a capacity for critically reflective practice including social, environmental and cultural professional awareness in both local and global contexts.
  • Communicate and engage professionally and ethically with students, colleagues, parents, carers and education stakeholders from diverse backgrounds.
  • Show commitment to ongoing professional learning, particularly in relation to meeting the Australian Graduate Standards for Teachers.

Overview of Learning Activities

Your learning in this course will involve a range of face-to-face and online activities including lectures, workshops, practical activities, individual tasks, collaborative group work, discussion and individual reflection. .

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT University will support your access to learning resources for this course. Readings from current educational literature will be provided through your online course site and will be drawn from highly regarded academic journals, books and Page 3 of 6 conferences as well as reports, websites and other online resources. The University Library provides extensive scholarly resources to supplement your suggested readings and research and is able to request books or articles from any library in the world. Guides to the literature in your discipline area are available from Assistance with referencing and avoiding plagiarism is available here The Library and the Study and Learning Centre are also on hand to support and assist in the development of your academic skills to make best use of such resources within your academic studies.

Overview of Assessment

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

There are 2 assessment tasks:

 Title, Words, Weighting  Assessment of Course Learning Outcomes  Assessment of AITSL Standards 
Lesson planning project, 2000 word equivalent 50%   1, 2   2.1, 3.2, 3.3 
Critical review of digital resources in your discipline 2000 word equivalent 50%   1, 3, 4  2.1, 2.6, 3.4

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 manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find Page 4 of 6 out more. Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: