CURRICULUM REDESIGN REPORT
ASSESSMENT 3 REDESIGN REPORT
Weighting 40% Length 2000 words Task Using the recommendations made in task 2, redesign components of the subject that you have identified as needing redesign to enhance the student learning experience. You may choose to redesign any number of components. However, a minimum of one ‘assessment’ activity should undergo substantial redesign. The redesign report should draw on the concepts explored in the course, scholarly literature, course material, class discussions, and your own reflections and include:
A description of the redesigned subject components (activities, assessments or resources) and how they have changed from the originals reviewed in Task 2. Include specifics about how the component would work from both a teacher and student perspective and if the component is fully online, blended or face-to-face. An evidence-based rationale for selecting, or not selecting technology to deliver the components.
An explanation of how the redesigned components support specific subject learning outcomes.
Suggest how you plan to evaluate your component redesign to determine its effectiveness.
Copies of the original and redesigned subject components (activities, assessments, or resources) should be included in an appendix.
Assessment Criteria Performance Factor 1
2 Structure Report format but poor paragraph structure No introduction or conclusion Failure to structure the answer so that each element of the task is clearly addressed Report format but basic flow from one section to the next Evidence of introduction and conclusion but not all sections logically flow Limited evidence of appropriate language or terms associated with the task Report format with presentation of the argument in relevant themes Valid introduction and conclusion Moves from generalisations to specific conclusions with appropriate transitions within and between paragraphs.
Confident control of technical language relevant to the areas directly and indirectly referred to within the task. Knowledge and analysis Basic understanding of key concepts associated with curriculum design. Little or no critical engagement with the literature (descriptive content) Limited understanding of technology selection rationale. Limited understanding of how the redesign supports subject learning outcomes. Clear understanding of the key concepts associated with curriculum design. Identification of different positions in the literature. Evidence of integration of information and synthesis of various sources Beyond basic understanding of technology selection rationale. Beyond basic understanding of how the redesign supports subject learning outcomes. Thorough understanding of the key concepts associated with curriculum design. Capacity to evaluate conflicting opinions and draw conclusions Highlights the gaps in literature based on extensive reading High degree of precision and vigour in arguments. Critical understanding of technology selection rationale and how the redesign supports subject learning outcomes.
Sources and Consultation of adequate sources Use of a wide range of sources Evidence of wider information retrieval Referencing most of which are derived from the module readings.
All sources are referenced outside of the prescribed module readings.
All sources are referenced using the APA system. including the use of primary source material where appropriate.
Systematic and consistent use of the APA style of referencing.
Presentation Minor spelling mistakes and grammatical inconsistencies Basic formatting Relative absence of spelling or grammatical errors. Formatting and style appropriate to genre. Absence of spelling mistakes, grammatical inconsistencies and corrections. Superior presentation and attention to detail.
Weighting 10% Length 500 words or equivalent Task In addition to the written assignments (task 1, 2 and 3) outlined previously, you are also expected to participate in the on-line discussion forums and up-load relevant documents to the Moodle site. Forum participation will be assessed based on:
Participation – this includes responding to other students, posting ideas / tips about assignments and providing general information that may interest other subject participants. Uploading – of relevant journal articles and web pages into the discussion forum – these must include a brief description concerning how the article is relevant for others on the course.
Assessment Criteria Performance Factor 1 2 3 Participation Poor frequency of contributions Basic contributions providing a single point of view Regular (weekly) contributions throughout the session Contributions providing various points of view Regular (weekly) and frequent contributions throughout the session Contributions providing various points of view and reflecting on theory or practical experience Uploading Poor frequency of uploads Minimal descriptions on how the upload is relevant to others in the course Regular (fortnightly) uploads throughout the session Adequate descriptions on how the upload is relevant to others in the course Regular (fortnightly) and frequent uploads throughout the session Detailed descriptions on how the upload is relevant to others in the course