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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LLLC2202 Curriculum and Assessment in Teaching and Learning

20 creditsClass Size: 30

Module manager: Anita Collins

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

Pre-requisite qualifications

60 credits at level 1

This module is not approved as a discovery module

Module summary

Using curricula with which you are familiar, this module encourages critical analysis of their design and purposes, considering how they have been socially and politically constructed. Focusing on the decision-making processes and distinguishing between assessment methods and strategies, the significance of assessment strategies in designing and planning the curriculum will be considered.In examining the relationship between assessment and evaluation, you will explore issues of quality assurance and the idea of a curriculum development cycle.


By the end of this module, students will be able to:
demonstrate an awareness of the range of factors that influence the content and shape of the curriculum;
understand key concepts, principles and types of assessment and evaluation;
Evaluate a range of curricula and assessments

Learning outcomes
1.Demonstrate an awareness of different types of curricula, and the range of factors that influence content, shape and purpose

2.Appreciate the key principles of assessment and evaluation and critically evaluate a range of approaches

3.Demonstrate the skills needed to design and assess a curriculum relevant to the professional context

Skills outcomes
Being digital: As part of this module students will develop a range of digital literacy skills. Further details are provided in the module handbook


Principles and practices in curriculum planning and design

- The origins and development of curriculum
- The social and cultural construction of curriculum
- Recent policies and trends in curriculum design, inclusive practice in curriculum design and implementation
- Curriculum for social, cultural, political and economic purposes
- Principles and practices of assessment and evaluation strategies
- Research on assessment and evaluation strategies and methods
- Assessment, measuring competence, performance and quality assurance
- Integrating curriculum, assessment and learning

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours180.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

- Preparation and background reading for lectures: 100 hours
- Preparation of written assignments: 80 hours.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Through class and group discussions, observation and feedback, feedback on drafts for assignments and individual/group tutorials.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PresentationPresentation of a scheme of work (1,500 words)40.00
Written Work2,500 word essay60.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2024 16:16:09


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