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LING71-107: Curriculum Design May 2020 [Standard]

General information

This subject introduces students to issues associated with the development of language programs. Students explore factors influencing a decision-making process and learn procedures necessary for designing a language course or curriculum.

Details

Academic unit:Faculty of Society & Design
Subject code:LING71-107
Subject title:Curriculum Design
Subject level:Postgraduate
Semester/Year:May 2020
Credit points:10

Delivery & attendance

Timetable: https://bond.edu.au/timetable
Delivery mode:

Standard

Workload items:
    Attendance and learning activities: All the sessions for on-campus students are compulsory to attend. Seminars provides necessary knowledge regarding each topic for language syllabus development, encourage students to apply the knowledge to the actual language program development. Attendance in online tutorial is not compulsory. Online students are required to lead their own study about each weekly topic by listening to recorded lectures with PowerPoint and provided tutorial works.They may also attend two-hour weekly online tutorial to discuss about the weekly syllabus design work.

    Resources

    Prescribed resources:
    • Richards, J.C. (2017). Curriculum Development in Language Teaching 2nd edition. 2nd edition, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press
    After enrolment, students can check the Books and Tools area in iLearn for the full Resource List.
    [email protected] & Email:[email protected] is the online learning environment at Bond University and is used to provide access to subject materials, lecture recordings and detailed subject information regarding the subject curriculum, assessment and timing. Both iLearn and the Student Email facility are used to provide important subject notifications. Additionally, official correspondence from the University will be forwarded to students’ Bond email account and must be monitored by the student.

    To access these services, log on to the Student Portal from the Bond University website as www.bond.edu.au

    Enrolment requirements

    Requisites: ?

    Nil

    Restrictions: ?

    This subject is not available as a general elective. To be eligible for enrolment, the subject must be specified in the students’ program structure.

    Assurance of learning

    Assurance of Learning means that universities take responsibility for creating, monitoring and updating curriculum, teaching and assessment so that students graduate with the knowledge, skills and attributes they need for employability and/or further study.

    At Bond University, we carefully develop subject and program outcomes to ensure that student learning in each subject contributes to the whole student experience. Students are encouraged to carefully read and consider subject and program outcomes as combined elements.

    Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

    Program Learning Outcomes provide a broad and measurable set of standards that incorporate a range of knowledge and skills that will be achieved on completion of the program. If you are undertaking this subject as part of a degree program, you should refer to the relevant degree program outcomes and graduate attributes as they relate to this subject.

    Find your program

    Subject Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    On successful completion of this subject the learner will be able to:
    1. Identify key concepts in language curriculum design
    2. Apply the key principles of curriculum design to the classroom contexts;
    3. Demonstrate specialised cognitive and practical skills to design curriculum for language teaching
    4. Apply knowledge of and the skills in language teaching design to demonstrate autonomy and responsibility as a language teaching practitioner

    Assessment

    Assessment details

    TypeTask%Timing*Outcomes assessed
    Webinar Presentation Oral Portfolio Presentation 35% Week 7 1, 2, 3, 4.
    Showcase Portfolio Portfolio in Curriculum Design 65% Week 10 1, 2, 3, 4.
    • * Assessment timing is indicative of the week that the assessment is due or begins (where conducted over multiple weeks), and is based on the standard University academic calendar
    • C = Students must reach a level of competency to successfully complete this assessment.

    Assessment criteria

    High Distinction 85-100 Outstanding or exemplary performance in the following areas: interpretative ability; intellectual initiative in response to questions; mastery of the skills required by the subject, general levels of knowledge and analytic ability or clear thinking.
    Distinction 75-84 Usually awarded to students whose performance goes well beyond the minimum requirements set for tasks required in assessment, and who perform well in most of the above areas.
    Credit 65-74 Usually awarded to students whose performance is considered to go beyond the minimum requirements for work set for assessment. Assessable work is typically characterised by a strong performance in some of the capacities listed above.
    Pass 50-64 Usually awarded to students whose performance meets the requirements set for work provided for assessment.
    Fail 0-49 Usually awarded to students whose performance is not considered to meet the minimum requirements set for particular tasks. The fail grade may be a result of insufficient preparation, of inattention to assignment guidelines or lack of academic ability. A frequent cause of failure is lack of attention to subject or assignment guidelines.

    Quality assurance

    For the purposes of quality assurance, Bond University conducts an evaluation process to measure and document student assessment as evidence of the extent to which program and subject learning outcomes are achieved. Some examples of student work will be retained for potential research and quality auditing purposes only. Any student work used will be treated confidentially and no student grades will be affected.

    Study information

    Submission procedures

    Students must check the [email protected] subject site for detailed assessment information and submission procedures.

    Policy on late submission and extensions

    A late penalty will be applied to all overdue assessment tasks unless an extension is granted by the subject coordinator. The standard penalty will be 10% of marks awarded to that assessment per day late with no assessment to be accepted seven days after the due date. Where a student is granted an extension, the penalty of 10% per day late starts from the new due date.

    Policy on plagiarism

    University’s Academic Integrity Policy defines plagiarism as the act of misrepresenting as one’s own original work: another’s ideas, interpretations, words, or creative works; and/or one’s own previous ideas, interpretations, words, or creative work without acknowledging that it was used previously (i.e., self-plagiarism). The University considers the act of plagiarising to be a breach of the Student Conduct Code and, therefore, subject to the Discipline Regulations which provide for a range of penalties including the reduction of marks or grades, fines and suspension from the University.

    Bond University utilises Originality Reporting software to inform academic integrity.

    Feedback on assessment

    Feedback on assessment will be provided to students within two weeks of the assessment submission due date, as per the Assessment Policy.

    Disability support

    If you have a disability, illness, injury or health condition that impacts your capacity to complete studies, exams or assessment tasks, it is important you let us know your special requirements, early in the semester. Students will need to make an application for support and submit it with recent, comprehensive documentation at an appointment with a Disability Officer. Students with a disability are encouraged to contact the Disability Office at the earliest possible time, to meet staff and learn about the services available to meet your specific needs. Please note that late notification or failure to disclose your disability can be to your disadvantage as the University cannot guarantee support under such circumstances.

    Subject curriculum

    The types of curriculum and factors affecting the curriculum

    1, 2, 3.

    Grammar and vocabulary selection

    1, 2, 3.

    New method and EAP

    1, 2, 3.

    The use and the goals of needs analysis

    1, 2, 3, 4.

    Examination of learners, teachers, institutions and the means of delivery

    1, 2, 3, 4.

    The backward design of curriculum and syllabus

    1, 2, 3, 4.

    Content-based approach

    1, 2, 3, 4.

    Competency-based, task-based and text-based syllabus

    1, 2, 3, 4.

    Skill-based, functional, grammatical, and situational syllabus

    1, 2, 3, 4.

    The selection and the development of teaching materials

    2, 3, 4.

    The evaluation and assessment of language program

    2, 3, 4.

    Practical application of theory to the designing of syllabus

    1, 2, 3, 4.
    Approved on: Apr 28, 2020. Edition: 2.3
    Last updated: Aug 26, 2020.