Fall 2023 - EDUC 471 OL01
Curriculum Development: Theory and Practice (4)
Class Number: 4847
Delivery Method: Online
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.
COURSE-LEVEL EDUCATIONAL GOALS:
- Develop knowledge of the various influences on curriculum and education
- Analyze and critically reflect upon prominent curricular issues and reform initiatives in curriculum and education
- Crtically evaluate the BC curriculum in light of theoretical perspectives
- Develop curriculum materials (e.g., lesson plan) for educational programs of various contexts
- Online discussions 25%
- Research paper 25%
- Interview an educator 20%
- Lesson Plan 20%
- Personal Learning Narrative 10%
Reading materials will be available on Canavas through SFU lib
REQUIRED READING NOTES:
Your personalized Course Material list, including digital and physical textbooks, are available through the SFU Bookstore website by simply entering your Computing ID at: shop.sfu.ca/course-materials/my-personalized-course-materials.
ACADEMIC INTEGRITY: YOUR WORK, YOUR SUCCESS
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Students with a faith background who may need accommodations during the semester are encouraged to assess their needs as soon as possible and review the Multifaith religious accommodations website. The page outlines ways they begin working toward an accommodation and ensure solutions can be reached in a timely fashion.