Curriculum Design – EDUC 5220:
Learning Materials

Get Ready For Your College Courses

To best prepare for your future studies, please review the below preparation resources. We encourage you to use the time before starting your first term, to get a taste of the topics of your upcoming courses. There’s no better time to start than now! Good luck with your studies!


Learn: Learning Theory

Course Overview

This course introduces the major curricular models and analyzes their design and development, implementation, and evaluation.  The role of technology and disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches are considered, and teaching through inquiry and for conceptual understanding are explored.  Strategies for planning, conducting and evaluating curricula are covered, and the practical problems teachers face in making curricular decisions are discussed.  The course will also examine the influence of legislative and socio-political forces and the value systems of central stakeholders on planning and curriculum choices.


Preparation Resources 

  • This course does not contain a main textbook; resources to all required reading will be provided in the course Learning Guide for each week.


Learning Theory – Course Schedule and Topics:

This course will cover the following topics in eight learning sessions, with one Unit per week.


Week 1: Unit 1 –  What is Curriculum?


Week 2: Unit 2 – Curriculum Theory


Week 3: Unit 3 – Curriculum and the Educator


Week 4: Unit 4 – Curriculum Development


Week 5: Unit 5 – Curriculum and Cultural Diversity


Week 6: Unit 6 – Curriculum and Technology


Week 7: Unit 7 – Curriculum and Evaluation


Week 8: Unit 8 – Curriculum and Course Review