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M.Ed on Education and Innovation: EDUCMI01 - Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment

COURSE DESCRIPTION

In this course, students will reflect in-depth on their current teaching practices, especially in terms of how effective they consider different aspects of their current practices are for promoting high-quality learning among their students, and how their practices are influenced by prevailing curriculum and assessment guidelines and frameworks. They will reflect on what can be meant by high-quality teaching and high-quality learning. Throughout the course, students’ reflections on teaching, learning, curriculum, and assessment practices will be informed and deepened by insights and findings from the national and international research literature. Students will engage critically with the following pedagogic innovations: metacognition, assessment for learning, dialogic teaching, and pupil consultation. They will be encouraged to incorporate within their practice one or more of the listed innovations. They will consider the implications of these innovations for teaching, learning, assessment, and curriculum development in their own professional contexts of practice. In these ways, the course provides a practical focus for examining and understanding interrelationships among curriculum, teaching, learning, and assessment.

eBooks

Course Resources

Week 1

Introduction to the course, procedures, and assignments.

The nature of teachers’ knowledge

Traditional learning theories

Required Reading

Recommended Reading

Week 2

Pedagogic Innovations Part I

Effective and innovative instructional strategies Differentiation of Pedagogic Plans

Required Reading

Recommended Reading

 

Week 3

Pedagogic Innovations Part II 

Integrated learning approaches STEM, STREAM

Differentiation of Pedagogic Plans

Required Reading

Recommended Reading

 

Week 4

Curriculum Mapping

Linking Learning Outcomes, Pedagogies, and Assessment across Disciplines

Required Reading

Recommended Reading

Week 5

Assessment Part I

Assessment for/as Learning

Using assessment data to make informed decisions Differentiation of Assessment

Required Reading

Recommended Reading

Week 6

Assessment Part II

Assessment of Learning

Using assessment data to make informed decisions Differentiation of Assessment

Required Reading

Recommended Reading

Week 7

Current Learning Theories

Growth Minds Sets Role of Reflection Community of Practice

Required Readings

  • Robinson, C. (2017). Growth mindset in the classroom. Science Scope, 41(2), 18-21.

Recommended Reading

Week 8

Curriculum Design

Components, Dimensions and Representative Curriculum Designs

Required Reading

Recommended Reading

Week 9

Effective Learning and Curriculum Progression

Metacognition

Learning and curriculum progression

Required Reading

Recommended Reading

Week 10

Curriculum Development: Approaches and Processes

Evaluate different models of curriculum development

Required Reading

Recommended Reading

 Week 11

Current and Emergent Global Issues

Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Required Reading

Recommended Reading