Curriculum Development and Instructional Design

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Curriculum Development and Instructional Design

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Education, Teacher Education

  • 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

    This module will equip students with a good working knowledge of curriculum development theory and instructional design practice in a variety of education and training contexts including further,adult and continuing education. The module will create an awareness among the students of the range of issues to be considered in the process of curriculum development and instructional design in these contexts and will provide the student with a practical and theoretical grounding in a wide range of education settings. 

    Learning Outcomes
    1. Describe and place in the context of current curriculum thought the main issues to be considered in developing, implementing and evaluating programmes of instruction.
    2. Demonstrate the capacity to plan collaboratively in the curriculum field.
    3. Create a coherent course or programme, incorporating the principal elements of curriculum design such as the development of aims and objectives and assessment and evaluation approaches.
    4. Examine curriculum possibilities and constraints in a range of practical settings.
    5. Evaluate modular programmes according to the curriculum requirements of providers in a variety of education and training contexts.
    6. Outline the historical development of Curriculum thought and practice.

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.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.