May 21, 2024  
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online 
2016-2017 Saint Joseph’s College Online [Archived Catalog]

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ED 505 - Curriculum Design, Development and Assessment

Explores a number of issues underlying curriculum design, development, and assessment. Students apply this knowledge to their learning audiences and reflect upon their own learning experiences. Students analyze the interrelation of curriculum, standards, and assessment and learn to use various methods for judging the effectiveness of specific curricula.

Prerequisites & Notes

Assignment Overview
Assignments: 4 Units and a final project/paper

Interactivity: Discussion Board

Final Assessment: Final Project

Course Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to do the following: 

  • Reflect on what you already know about curriculum and connect that knowledge to a broader perspective about the various types of curriculum typically used in the United States. 
  • Demonstrate your understanding of current curriculum dilemmas with supporting evidence drawn from both your own practice and from other resources. 
  • Develop, explain, and show evidence of your ability to apply insights gained from the text Understanding by Design to design a specific curriculum piece. 
  • Discuss a variety of ways to evaluate curriculum choices. 
  • Demonstrate a working familiarity with the following terms: behaviorism, curriculum mapping, cognitive science, horizontal and vertical mapping, Constructivism, designing curriculum backwards, neuroscience, and student misconceptions.

Credits: 3

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