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Edu 633 - Curriculum Development
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Murray State University COURSE SYLLABUS DEPARTMENT ECE I II COURSE NUMBER EDU 633 Revised Fall 2008 CREDIT HOURS 3 TITLE Curriculum Development COURSE DESCRIPTION A comprehensive analysis of the process of curriculum development It includes examination of the theoretical dimensions of curriculum development The process includes consideration of the bases of curriculum aims and objectives of schools planning instruction and curriculum evaluation III PURPOSE The purpose of this course is to provide an in depth examination of the theories and strategies involved in curriculum development Principles of curriculum development approaches to the curriculum development process documents resulting from curriculum development efforts as well as issues and practices involved in curriculum development will be examined IV COURSE OBJECTIVES Class activities will be centered on the attainment of the course objectives listed below These objectives are understood to be reflective of but not limited to those behaviors advocated by the Kentucky Education Reform Act guidelines Following each objective and enclosed in parentheses are numbers which reference the Kentucky Teacher Standards for Preparation and Certification KTS addressed by that objective Upon successful completion of this class students will A B C D E F G Discuss various historical philosophical or sociological positions relating to the school curriculum as espoused by leading authorities in curriculum development KTS 1 Discuss relationships that exist between learner growth and development and the school curriculum KTS 3 Use existing and or develop new curriculum design models appropriate for use within a specific school setting KTS 2 Use existing design evaluation processes appropriate for evaluating components of the school curriculum KTS 5 7 Describe ways in which teacher s editions curriculum guides scope and sequence materials instructional units and other workrelated materials can be used optimally KTS 2 3 4 10 Develop a professional development activity that links theory to practice KTS 7 9 10 Examine the functions of curriculum development as related to the six curriculum goals site based management performance based instruction and assessment and the non graded primary school components of the Kentucky Education Reform Act of 1990 KTS 1 The Professional Growth Project addresses KTS 9 for continuous assessment in the Graduate teacher programs The COE Theme of Educator as Reflective Decision Maker is addressed in this course by requiring students to reflect upon their existing curriculum identify perceived areas of deficit and describe how they could address the deficits The EPSB Themes of Diversity and Closing the Achievement Gap are major themes explored in the course through various chapters within the text V VI CONTENT OUTLINE A B C D E F G H Instruction I Orientation to Curriculum Concepts Theories and Models Designing and Organizing Curricula Aims Goals and Objectives Selecting Content and Activities Implementing a Curriculum Change Evaluating the Curriculum Planning and Converting the Curriculum into Developing Teaching Learning Units INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES Please note course activities and grading procedures may vary by instructor The item is assigned by all EDU 633 instructors On Site Section A B C D Lecture Discussions Simulations Presentations Reflection Journal Professional Growth Project Midterm and Final Exam Successful participation in each class session will depend upon meaningful preparation e g reading of assignments Students will be expected to exhibit the COE dispositions of tolerance responsibility enthusiasm caring confidence and ethical behavior during team activities small group activities Online Section Through the completion of a series of weekly tasks students will gain the knowledge of curriculum design necessary to complete comprehensive exams and serve as change agents in their educational settings Students will actively participate in reading reflection and research A professional growth project is integrated into the existing tasks Students will be expected to exhibit the COE student dispositions tolerance responsibility enthusiasm caring confidence and ethical behavior during their team activities and small large group discussions Professional Growth Project To continue to be an effective educator who meets students needs and the ever changing needs of society teachers need to be action researchers Therefore students will be creating professional growth projects focusing upon curriculum trends and issues These projects will give students an opportunity to tie theory to practice Projects will be shared with classmates Students will choose ONE of these activities 1 Read and review four current journal articles related to a curriculum issue or trend For each article write a bibliographical citation a 1 2 page summary a reaction to the article content and how the information can be applied to an educational setting Use The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association or The Chicago Manual of Style as the guiding reference for your work 2 Attend a conference or meeting related to curriculum trends or issues Write a 4 8 page summary highlighting major points findings This conference or meeting CANNOT be a work required activity Students must document that they attended the conference or meeting for at least 3 hours 3 Write a 5 10 page first person position paper focusing upon a curriculum trend or issue This should be written in APA style Use at least 5 references three of which must be formal journal articles or book chapters The position taken should be supported by the references leading to specific professional applications Use The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association or The Chicago Manual of Style as the guiding reference for your work VII VIII IX FIELD CLINICAL AND OR LABORATORY EXPERIENCES NONE Graduate students are expected to draw upon their experiences when reading studying and participating in all activities and projects Furthermore the expectation is that all selected activities and projects will be relevant to their field or professional practice RESOURCES This course utilizes textbook journals periodicals Internet Kentucky education documents and any other materials suggested in activities GRADING PROCEDURES Please note course activities and grading procedures may vary by instructor The item is taught by all EDU 633 instructors On site Section


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