TE7044 - Curriculum Development

What will I learn on this module?

In this module you will have the opportunity to analyse, in–depth, what is meant by the concept of curriculum development. This includes reflection on the curriculum leader’s role in creating a vision and climate in the school or other educational establishment, on which there is a strong focus on learning, where new ideas about teaching, the curriculum and continuing staff development are taken seriously, together with a commitment to monitoring, evaluation and review of practice.

The module will also provide you with a framework for examining the influence and impact on institutional culture and climate on curriculum development. You will have the opportunity for detailed consideration and examination of how an effective curriculum engages the learning community in a rigorous process of monitoring, evaluation and review, linked to internal and external procedures. You will also explore and examine ways in which the role of parents and other stakeholders contribute to effective curriculum development.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through lectures, seminars and independent learning. The lectures will cover theories and concepts that will enable you to participate in a series of guided tasks and exercises. You will work on these during seminars and practical sessions in computer labs which are fully equipped with the last industry-standard software.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Support will include feedback from tutors during seminars and tutorials. In addition, tutors will respond to questions via the modules’ discussion board on the University’s eLearning Portal so that the whole group can benefit.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

Knowledge & Understanding:
• (1) Develop a critical understanding of the breadth and complexity involved in curriculum development


Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
• (1) Critically evaluate the ways in which the curriculum impacts on the climate for learning
• (2) Critically reflect upon the concepts of ' culture' and ' climate' with regard to the development of the curriculum.
• (3) Identify and critically analyse appropriate approaches to monitoring, evaluation and review which lead to improvements in the quality of the curriculum offered for teachers and learners.
• (4) Critically explore and eveluate relevant and sensitive policies and strategies for performance management, staff development and stakeholder involvement which would have positive outcomes for curriculum development

Personal Values Attributes (Global / Cultural awareness, Ethics, Curiosity) (PVA):
• (1) Enhance communication skills though your summative written work and formative presentation
• (2) Enhanced problem-solving skills in relation to developing and planning a curriculum which will be discussed in your summative assessment

How will I be assessed?

Formative Assessment:
Small group presentations on an aspect of curriculum development

Feedback:
Verbal and written feedback will be provided by the tutor and peers

Summative Assessment:
A written assignment which assesses and evaluates the provision for curriculum development in their setting. (4500 words)
MLOs: (KU 1) (IPSA 1-4) (PVA 1 & 5)

Feedback:
Written and graded feedback using specific criteria and the generic marking scale will be provided.

Pre-requisite(s)

None

Co-requisite(s)

None

Module abstract

In this module you will have the opportunity to analyse, in–depth, what is meant by the concept of curriculum development. This includes reflection on the curriculum leader’s role in creating a vision and climate in the school or other educational establishment, on which there is a strong focus on learning, where new ideas about teaching, the curriculum and continuing staff development are taken seriously, together with a commitment to monitoring, evaluation and review of practice.

The module will also provide you with a framework for examining the influence and impact on institutional culture and climate on curriculum development. You will have the opportunity for detailed consideration and examination of how an effective curriculum engages the learning community in a rigorous process of monitoring, evaluation and review, linked to internal and external procedures. You will also explore and examine ways in which the role of parents and other stakeholders contribute to effective curriculum development.

Course info

Credits 30

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 1 year full-time
2 other options available

Department Social Work, Education & Community Wellbeing

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2021

Fee Information

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Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of face to face and online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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