Course Title: Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting

Credit Points: 12

Terms

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,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 1 2020

TCHE2497

Brunswick Campus

Undergraduate

360H Education

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019

Course Coordinator: Kathy Jordan

Course Coordinator Phone: 61 3 9925 7813

Course Coordinator Email: kathy.jordan@rmit.edu.au


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

In this course you will be introduced to 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 theories and professional debates in curriculum, assessment and reporting relevant to your teaching career. You will respond to complexities and practicalities met in constructing and implementing curriculum, creating and applying appropriate assessment, and providing clear reporting to learners and other stakeholders. This course enhances your professional skills as a competent, knowledgeable and active curriculum and assessment professional.


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.


 

AITSL Standards

Identify and analyse the links between the legislative requirements of curriculum, assessment and reporting policies and classroom teaching practices

2.3, 7.2

Use theories and models of curriculum planning and assessment practice to support your development of appropriate lesson sequences for learners

2.2, 2.3,

Compare, evaluate and apply assessment, moderation and reporting tools in support of your teaching and student learning

2.3, 3.3, 5.1

Apply your practical knowledge of curriculum and assessment in professional learning to improve your teaching practices

6.2, 6.4, 7.4


Overview of Learning Activities

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


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 learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. 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.

Assessment Task 1. Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Policy Analysis and Professional Commentary (30%) CLO 1

Assessment Task 2. Curriculum, Assessment and Reporting Case Study Analysis (40%) CLO 2, CLO 3

Assessment Task 3. Report and Presentation on Professional Learning (30%) CLO 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 coordinator or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/assessment