EDUC5512 Curriculum Design for Learning

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit's content includes (a) principles of curriculum design and development; (b) higher-order learning skills; (c) generic teaching skills; (d) learning from peer observation; and (e) principles underpinning various approaches in face-to-face delivery.
Students are able to (1) have an understanding of the basic concepts underpinning a variety of practices in teaching degree-level students; (2) assess the appropriateness of using different practices for teaching degree-level students in different teaching situations; (3) demonstrate that they can use different practices for teaching degree-level students in different teaching situations; and (4) engage in critical evaluation of peer teaching.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) oral presentation and written (1 page) class handout on a specified unit reading and (2) peer-observation report (written presentation). Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Tom O'Donoghue and Associate Professor Grace Oakley
Contact hours
25 hours of face-to-face teaching
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.