Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, the student will be able to:

Unit Description

This unit examines the diverse roles, responsibilities and issues associated with leading curriculum development, including: working with members of the school community to develop educational goals, standards and evaluations and plan curriculum in order to extend and enhance students’ academic progress; managing teaching and learning activities, staff and resources; working with teachers to monitor student progress and respond to learning needs; coordinating with individual staff and teaching teams to redefine and improve subject content and develop programs of study; managing the professional development of teachers; keeping abreast of research, innovation and change in curriculum and instruction and serving as an agent of change by leading and encouraging innovation in curriculum development and implementation, as well as responding to and negotiating resistance to change.

The unit will examine how relevant policies at the local, state and national level impact upon assessment, curriculum development and instructional design. A Christian perspective on leading curriculum development will be analysed and applied.

The unit also examines how contemporary teaching and learning theories and research, such as the work of John Hattie, drive and shape developments in assessment, curriculum and instructional programs for the purpose of enhancing academic outcomes for all students.

This unit is delivered as a split intensive. The class will meet for two intensives, one per school term with the ability to communicate to your peers and lecturer electronically in-between. All learning will happen through your readings and in a face-to-face setting.


History of Curriculum
Various conceptions, definitions and metaphors of curriculum
Various models of Curriculum
Vertical and Horizontal integrations
Working with Mandated curriculum
Capturing the intentional and actual curriculum
Models for evaluating Curriculum
Leading Curriculum change

Unit offerings

Face to face: (Demand based)

Please note

The Unit Offerings listed above are a guide only and the timetable for any year is the final authority. The College may vary offerings based on demand, regulatory requirements, continual improvement processes or other conditions.

This unit may be available in different modes of delivery i.e. online and face-to-face as listed above. The unit content will not differ between these modes of delivery. There will possibly be a difference in the schedule and/or the prescribed assessment tasks, however both will cover and assess the same content.