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EDPROFST 777 - Curriculum: Theory, Issues, Practice

Course code
Curriculum: Theory, Issues, Practice
Critical Studies in Education
Delivery modes
Weekly Lecture
Course director

Alexis Siteine

Course description

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.

Course overview

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

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This course can be taken as a taught course in the following programmes:

Recommended courses to take with this one

Course code Course name Semester/Campus
EDPROFST 754 Critical Research Methodologies in Education 2020 Epsom (Semester 2)
EDUC 758 Winners and Losers? Social Theories of Education 2020 Epsom (Semester 1)

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