Curriculum Development and Evaluation

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Curriculum Development and Evaluation

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    To introduce students to curriculum theory and to demonstrate its impact on current educational provision in Ireland To describe and place in the context of current curriculum thought the main issues to be considered in developing, implementing and evaluating programmes of instruction. To explore recent international initiatives in school and subject evaluation from the perspective of evaluation theory To introduce students to the current Irish school evaluation programme paying particular attention to history, structure, policy directions and stakeholder engagement To provide students with an opportunity to explore the potential role to be played by self evaluation in their emerging educational practice To examine the potential role of ICT in the development of a self evaluation approach to professional development

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate the capacity to plan collaboratively in the curriculum field
    2. Describe and place in the context of current curriculum thought the main issues to be considered in developing, implementing and evaluating programmes of instruction.
    3. Explain the traditions of curriculum thought and outline current issues in curriculum theory
    4. Explain the theoretical origins and practical implications of school evaluation systems
    5. Explain the structure and operation of the Department of Education and Skills Evaluation programme for Irish schools
    6. Demonstrate a general knowledge of the Codes of Professional Conduct for Teachers by providing specific examples of their application in their professional practice
    7. Demonstrate an ability to apply the Code of Professional Conduct ' The Teacher and The Curriculum' in their professional practice by providing specific examples of the application of each of the seven sub-sections of the code in their professional practice
    8. Design, implement and evaluate a self evaluation programme in the course of their school placement
    9. Develop the necessary skills and competences to engage in lifelong reflective learning

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

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