Courses & Units

Curriculum and Pedagogy ESH103

Launceston, Cradle Coast



This unit offers an introduction to curriculum frameworks and the associated range of pedagogies involved in teaching and learning. Curriculum documents are not value-neutral; they are constructed by people who have particular viewpoints, perspectives and ideologies about education and schooling, and are implemented in a 'context that is part of the social, political and economic structures of society' (Brady & Kennedy, 2003, p. 3). These viewpoints affect the 'what' of the curriculum (as in, what to teach) as well as the 'how' (as in, how to teach). Through this unit you will develop a capacity to think critically about the way curriculum is constructed and the implications of this construction for your professional practice. This unit, therefore, is a mix of the theoretical and the practical as it is important to come to an understanding that teaching takes place within a broad social, political, and economic context. Throughout this unit, you will examine teaching strategies that fulfil particular purposes and apply that knowledge to specific classroom contexts. This unit aims to foster innovation, professionalism, collegiality, and ethical and equitable practice in all students.


Unit name Curriculum and Pedagogy
Unit code ESH103
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education

Kim Beasy

Teaching staff

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 2018: $1,969.00 070301

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Teaching Pattern

On-Campus students: Online lecture and 2 hr tutorial supported by weekly readings on-line content and discussion opportunities x 13 weeks.

Online students: Lecture, weekly readings and activities x 13 weeks.


Assessment Task 1:  Short Answer Response Task 40%

Assessment Task 2:  Curriculum into Practice 60%

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