A critical examination of curriculum using a range of leading educational theories with an emphasis on sociological theory. Importance will be placed on the independent critique of contemporary curriculum issues, and the links between theory, policy and practice. A research informed critical understanding will be applied to the NZ Curriculum Framework, or Te Whāriki, or to a sector in the NZ education system.
This course takes a critical approach to understanding and explaining the nature of curriculum. In particular, it examines the relationship between curriculum, politics and society.
As a participant in this course, you will explore key ideas related to curriculum history, formal and informal curricula, as well as curriculum implementation and interpretation. Opportunities are provided, particularly through the assessment tasks, for you to focus on curriculum issues that particularly interest you.
Currently scheduled classes
2020 Epsom (Semester 2): On campus session every week on Thursdays from 4:00pm - 7:00pm starting from Thursday 30 July
2020 Offshore Online (Semester 2)
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This course can be taken as a taught course in the following programmes: