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Curriculum and Pedagogy EDU103


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, 2010, 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 curriculum models and planning processes, as well as teaching strategies that fulfil particular purposes. You will apply this knowledge of curriculum, planning, and pedagogy 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 EDU103
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Doctor Peter Brett
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • apply knowledge of curriculum frameworks and pedagogical practice to plan and design learning sequences
  • communicate how concepts of power, identity, equality and disadvantage are relevant to pedagogical practice and shape how schooling is practiced and experienced by teachers and students
  • describe the influence that stakeholders including community, teachers, students and policy have in the way curriculum is delivered within educational contexts
  • demonstrate academic and information literacy skills through the use of scholarly literature, APA referencing, punctuation, spelling and grammar in written and oral communication
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
070301 $515.00 $515.00 not applicable $2,213.00

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