Curriculum, Teaching and Assessment

Specialist Courses Description Compulsory/ Elective
Assessment for Learning This course provides the participants with a deep understanding of assessment in education. It highlights the strong connection between assessment and learning and seeks to bring together different perspectives on assessment for learning and show how these perspectives influence system, school and classroom assessment. Elective
Curriculum Leadership The course is designed to focus on the understanding, development and practice of leadership related to curriculum, teaching, learning, and teacher professional development in the school context in supporting curriculum reform. Participants will critically examine current international and local thinking of the roles and leadership of a curriculum leader in the context of reform. Course content includes curriculum change, instructional and curriculum leadership, teacher professional development and supervision, action learning and learning organisation. Participants are encouraged to develop personal philosophy, approaches and strategies to lead and manage effective teaching and learning in their own schools. Elective
Curriculum Policy, Innovation and Implementation This course will address basic concepts in, frameworks for, and approaches to the study of curriculum policy, innovation and implementation which cohere to form three major dimensions of learning sessions. Participants will explore the shaping forces of the mechanism as well as the processes of curriculum policy making in local and international contexts. Special attention will be drawn to the initiation, development and implementation of the innovation as a system of change, and how schools and teachers respond to these challenges. Elective
Evaluation of Pedagogical Innovations This course provides an introduction to evaluation strategies applied to the examination of innovations in educational settings. It addresses key issues related to evaluation, and introduces participants to the necessary skills for developing and implementing effective evaluation designs. Participants are provided with opportunities to critically examine evaluations of current innovative educational practices, and to develop evaluation designs based on their critiques. Elective
Principles and Practices of Innovative Instructional Design This course provides a coherent and in-depth understanding of effective instructional design in educational contexts. By engaging in the creativity enhancement tasks and activities, participants will develop sensitivity, fluency, flexibility, originality and elaboration, and cultivate creative thinking competencies and skills that are necessary for innovative practice. Such commitment of creative efforts aims to foster joy and excitement in student learning, which in turn transforms into pedagogical innovations to support current education reforms. Elective
Principles and Trends in Curriculum Development This course aims at bringing the participants to an advanced level in the investigation of the curriculum issues at the school and classroom levels, by using theoretical frameworks and international research findings, which have been derived from multiple disciplines such as philosophy, sociology, psychology and cultural studies. Participants will be able to reflect upon their own curriculum experience critically and conduct research of curriculum issues at the school level. Elective
Successful Test Making for Teachers The course explains the philosophic, statistical, and methodological of contrasting approaches (e.g., Classical Test Theory and Rasch Measurement Model) to the construction of educational tests. This provides the basis for the examination of teacher-made tests used in educational settings. Construction and selection of items, data analysis and interpretation will focus on the benefits of each method for classroom practice. Elective
Teaching for Creativity and Critical Thinking This cross-disciplinary course is designed to impart innovative teaching methodology by infusing creativity and critical thinking into subject content instruction. Participants will explore the essential tools and strategies of teaching, the learning environment, and enhance the ability to infusing such elements across subject areas through the use of a variety of techniques to construct active and holistic experiences for the students. Elective

Remark: Courses listed above may not be offered every semester.

#Any aspect of the course and course offerings (including, without limitation, the content of the Course and the manner in which the Course is taught) may be subject to change at any time at the sole discretion of the University. Without limiting the right of the University to amend the course and its course offerings, it is envisaged that changes may be required due to factors such as staffing, enrolment levels, logistical arrangements and curriculum changes.