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1272.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Education (ASCED), 2001  
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Contents >> Field of Education Structure and Definitions >> Definitions >> 07 Education >> 0703 Curriculum and Education Studies

NARROW FIELD 0703 CURRICULUM AND EDUCATION STUDIES

CURRICULUM AND EDUCATION STUDIES is the study of developing and evaluating appropriate curricula and teaching strategies and practices.

The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of the concepts of curriculum, principles of curriculum development, system based and school based curriculum, the theoretical background in traditional and current assessment and teaching practices and pedagogic theory, and research in teacher planning.

Courses in Narrow Field 0703 Curriculum and Education Studies develop skills in:
. analysing the social factors which influence education
. developing and evaluating curricula, assessment and teaching strategies
. learning the philosophies and theoretical bases of education

This narrow field comprises the following detailed fields:

070301  Curriculum Studies
070303  Education Studies


Exclusions:

Educational psychology. This is included in Detailed Field 090701 Psychology.


070301 Curriculum Studies

Curriculum Studies is the study of developing and evaluating appropriate curricula for different Key Learning Areas and subjects to teach to particular groups of children and adults.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. concepts of curricula
. evaluation of curricula
. principles of curriculum development
. system based and school based curricula


070303 Education Studies

Education Studies is the study of the theoretical background of traditional and current teaching practices.

Examples of subjects in this detailed field include:
. social factors influencing education
. comparative education
. analysis of educational philosophies
. pedagogic theory
. theory of educational assessment

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