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In this course, you will examine how the policies and practices of today connect with historical contexts, traditions, ideologies and beliefs about curriculum and assessment and how future developments are shaped by events and decisions taken in the past. The course covers key issues, policies and events that have shaped reform agendas in the development of curriculum and assessment in New South Wales and Australia on a national level and will consider how these compare to developments internationally. You will be given the opportunity to research, analyse and discuss issues in curriculum and assessment of interest to you.

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Offering Terms

Term 1



Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Prerequisite: Enrolment in a postgraduate Education, Educational Leadership program, or Master of Teaching (Secondary). Master of Teaching (Secondary) students must have completed EDST6761 or EDST6765

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