Jun 24, 2022  
2010-2011 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog 
2010-2011 School of Graduate and Professional Studies Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

EDS 504 - Theories of Curriculum Design and Evaluation (pre-practicum)

(Cr: 3)
This course will examine and appraise the middle and high school curriculum. It includes a presentation of basic curriculum models with reference to formative and summative evaluation. The goal of this course is to provide each student with opportunities to study a broad variety of curriculum theory, design, and successful practice that is related to subject frameworks. Students will investigate specific theories of curriculum development applying them to classroom best practice. They will review current curriculum development research and examine classroom practices.  Students will complete extensive case study analysis.  Through direct, structured observation and professional experience students will gain an understanding of theory and practice and develop sample instructional materials lesson plans and units.  The final goal is to develop a curriculum project appropriate to the student’s work setting or interest, and grounded in a theoretical framework.  They will come away with a completed project that can be applied to their schoolwork or future graduate study investigations.  Activities, content, and materials are related to the current and relevant Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.   A pre-practicum experience is included.