Spring 2022 - EDUC 471 D200

Curriculum Development: Theory and Practice (4)

Class Number: 3640

Delivery Method: In Person


  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu 12:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    AQ 5018, Burnaby

  • Prerequisites:

    60 units.



Explorations of curriculum theory and processes of development with applications at different levels and in several subject areas.


This course explores a range of theories and models of curriculum development. It aims to provide broader perspectives on curriculum theory and practice by examining philosophical and ideological influences on curriculum theorizing and decision-making. BC’s new curriculum will be examined in relation to theories and practices.


  • Develop an understanding of curriculum and curriculum development processes in different contexts.
  • Examine various influences on curriculum decision-making processes.
  • Foster critical reflection on curricular and educational issues and practices.
  • Appreciate multiple perspectives of educational theory and practice.


  • Weekly online discussions and reflections 15%
  • Discussion facilitation 10%
  • Learning portfolio 15%
  • Curriculum Practice-Individual Assignment 20%
  • Curriculum Practice-Group Assignment 20%
  • Quizzes (2) 20%


Assignments and grading will be discussed on first day of class. Types of assignments and/or percentages are subject to change.

Registrar Notes:


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Teaching at SFU in spring 2022 will involve primarily in-person instruction, with safety plans in place.  Some courses will still be offered through remote methods, and if so, this will be clearly identified in the schedule of classes.  You will also know at enrollment whether remote course components will be “live” (synchronous) or at your own pace (asynchronous).

Enrolling in a course acknowledges that you are able to attend in whatever format is required.  You should not enroll in a course that is in-person if you are not able to return to campus, and should be aware that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes.

Students with hidden or visible disabilities who may need class or exam accommodations, including in the context of remote learning, are advised to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (caladmin@sfu.ca or 778-782-3112) as early as possible in order to prepare for the spring 2022 term.