Students are familiarized with a variety of theoretical perspectives on curriculum design and
development, implementation, and evaluation. Curriculum, teaching, and learning will be applied
to a variety of educational contexts and situations.
After successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
- Critically reflect on their own perspectives on curriculum, teaching and learning.
- Identify major historical perspectives and the evolution of theories related to curriculum.
- Apply and analyze components of curriculum in diverse educational settings in Canada and
- Identify major curricular trends in western and global contexts;
- Critically respond to the perspectives and interpretations of others
- Synthesize perspectives on investigations and interpretations of curriculum development
- Apply learning from the course to curriculum development relevant to particular areas of
EDUC 5031: Curriculum, Teaching and Learning includes the following units:
- What is “curriculum”?
- Old Meets New: Plato, Confucius, the Medieval Curriculum, Rousseau
- Curriculum Theory: Montessori & Dewey
- Curriculum Theory: Tyler & Eisner
- Curriculum Theory: Freire & Greene
- Curriculum Theory: Pinar & Noddings
- Perspectives: Multiculturalism & Globalization
- Perspectives: Environment
- Perspectives: Indigenization
- Perspectives: Gender
- Models of Curriculum Organization
- Connecting & Reflecting
Required text and materials
Online MEd students are responsible for sourcing and/or ordering their own books. Please see
the list of required textbooks here: https://www.tru.ca/distance/courses/MEd_Textbook_List.pdf You may be able to order the text
through the TRU Bookstore at http://thebookstore.tru.ca/.
Please note, if you choose to source your own textbooks, publishers may offer several package
options that include additional resource material not required in your course. You may choose
to purchase any package as long as it includes the correct author, title and edition listed for
If you have any questions about obtaining the correct textbook, please contact
OLMaterials@tru.ca. They will be happy to assist you.
To successfully complete this course, students must achieve a passing grade of 70% or higher on
the overall course, and 50% or higher on the final project.
|Currere Project (three parts)
|Assignment 1: Currere Stage 1 (Regressive): Post
|Assignment 2: Currere Stage 2 (Progressive): Post/Responses
|Assignment 3: Currere Stage 3 (Analytic)
|Assignment 4: Online Discussions
|Assignment 5: Curriculum Project Proposal
|Final Project: Curriculum Re/Design Project and Theoretical Lens Paper *
Open Learning Faculty Member
An Open Learning Faculty Member is available to assist students. Primary communication is
through the "Mail" tool in the Learning Environment or by phone. Students will receive the
necessary contact information when starting the course.