Curriculum Design and Realisation
Run by School of Educational Sciences
20.000 Credits or 10.000 ECTS Credits
Organiser: Dr Nia Young
Overall aims and purpose
This module is designed to enable students to engage deeply with the concepts and the international research that have informed recent curriculum development in Wales. It will enable students to consider curriculum design and realisation in different contexts, including their own. The module will equip students to evaluate different curriculum design approaches and to critically appraise the various implementation processes that accompany curriculum change within education institutions and systems.
This module equips students with an understanding of the purpose and principles of curriculum design in relation to effective teaching, learning and leadership at all levels. The module aims to develop in students a critical understanding of the strategies needed for changing and implementing a curriculum, for example, the place of subsidiarity. This module will enable professionals to apply their knowledge and understanding of curriculum development in their own context and to compare this with curriculum design and realisation in other settings.
Analyse and evaluate different approaches to curriculum design in relation to teaching, learning and leadership.
Critically analyse strategies for change in relation to curriculum realisation and implementation.
Critically engage with curriculum development philosophies, programmes and policies in other international jurisdictions.
Evaluate different curriculum design approaches and to critically appraise the various implementation processes that accompany curriculum change within education institutions and systems
|LOGBOOK OR PORTFOLIO||Portfolio of resources for supporting curriculum design||
Portfolio of resources for use to support curriculum design in a chosen AOLE with rationale and justification for their selection. Assessments are designed to ensure parity of provision and experience for all students. All students will benefit from formative feedback throughout the module which will be bespoke to their needs and will complete the same summative assessment per module.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Talis Reading listhttp://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/xme-4309.html
Donaldson, G (2015) Successful Futures Looking at the Curriculum and Assessment Arrangements in Wales. Welsh Government
OECD Future of Education and Skills 2030 https://www.oecd.org/education/2030-project/curriculum-analysis/
Myatt, M. (2018) The Curriculum. Gallimaufry to coherence. Woodbridge: John Catt Educational Ltd.
Rata, E. (2019) ‘Knowledge‐rich teaching: A model of curriculum design coherence’, British Educational Research Journal, 45 (4), 681-697.
Sinnema, C., and Stoll, L. (2020) ‘Learning for and realising curriculum aspirations through schools as learning organisations’, European Journal of Education, 55 (1), 9-23.
Sinnema, C., Nieveen, N. and Priestley, M. (2020), ‘Successful futures, successful curriculum: What can Wales learn from international curriculum reforms?’. The Curriculum Journal. doi:10.1002/curj.17