Department: Doctor of Education/ Doctor of Philosophy in Education
Module Description: The nature of curriculum and innovation is examined in detail developing concepts, research methods, analytic and evaluative methods and techniques and policy issues to achieve an in-depth conceptualization of the field. Strengths and weakness of curriculum innovation policy approaches are analysed. Curriculum analysis, design and development models and approaches are explored and practical exercises in curriculum development undertaken. Theories and models of innovation are examined and critiqued and innovation strategies are analysed in various cases (charter schools, cooperative learning, teacher certification, etc.). Designs to confront and resolve barriers to innovation are considered. Materials development and subsequent implementation and impact evaluation are included.