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Leadership and Policy Studies: Curr Mgmt in Ed & Soc Srv Org

EDLP 336 Z1 (CRN: 61930)

3 Credit Hours

About EDLP 336 Z1

Approaches to coordinating and managing curriculum or programs at the classroom, department, or organizational level; examination of factors effecting design and delivery of curriculum; developing curriculum guides and assessment methods. Prerequisite: Eighteen hours of education and related areas or appropriate professional certification.

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Dates: July 10 - July 21, 2017

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Section Description

This summer course is designed to engage participants in a study of curriculum and how we lead curriculum change and renewal in our educational institutions. The goal is to help each course member advance his or her own professional inquiry and understanding of curriculum theory, practice, change, and development--and the leadership knowledge, skills, and strategies one needs to serve in curriculum leadership roles in educational institutions. Through an inquiry into the varied perspectives, issues, topics, and problems of contemporary curriculum development, it is intended that educational leaders will be better poised to contribute to the organizational learning processes and human interactions influencing their organizations. Time will be provided to explore major curricular issues and questions that are important to class participants. Major course goals include: • To broaden one’s view of curriculum planning, decision-making, and change and the relationship to societal changes and needs, student needs, views of knowledge, and standards as guides to continuous improvement. • To construct and articulate new curriculum leadership attitudes, behaviors, skills, and strategies for the improvement of educational programs and relationships and cultures that promote learning for all students/members. • To build understanding about multicultural dimensions of curriculum and how the curriculum supports equal educational opportunities for all students/members by ensuring a curriculum that reflects the diversity/needs of all groups. 4. To understand and apply various curriculum development models to the design, implementation, and evaluation of curriculum that fosters curricular cohesiveness 5. To meet personal learning goals for course participants. Participants will have the opportunity to meet the Vermont ISLLC standards for administrative endorsement and/or other standards or goals set for other curriculum leadership positions in Vermont or educationally related institutions. Information about books and course readings will be available by the end of May. Any questions about the course may be directed to Professor Aiken at judith.aiken@uvm.edu.

Section Expectation

Course participants will build deeper understanding of the most fundamental factors that impact curriculum development. Societal forces, changing needs of learners, knowledge-based approaches, and philosophical/values stances will be examined as sources for curriculum inquiry and change. In particular, we will focus on a wide range of timely topics and/or issues confronting curricular practices that are of interest to students in the course. Some of these will be selected by the instructor and reflected in the assigned course readings. Others will be chosen by members of our class and will be addressed through the development of “Research Brief” papers and in-class "Research Briefing" presentations and discussion by course members. Students will also maintain a reflective journal in response to course readings and discussions. Journals will be posted on Blackboard and will invite interactive responses from students and the instructor in the class. Participants will develop a personal, applied project related to course content and will have some opportunity to work on their individual projects in class. More information about course products will be provided in the course syllabus and in class.

Evaluation

The general criteria for evaluation will focus on how you have been able to: a. Articulate your purposes and the particular learning goals you have attained through learning experiences or assignment. b. Reference, integrate, and apply theoretical and practical understandings and major ideas or themes generated through readings, class discussions, class presentations, and experiences in your class discussions and course assignments. c. Reflect on new learning by drawing a relationship between course readings or discussions and your own work and by reexamining your own beliefs, practices and assumptions in light of new learning and making explicit these changes. d. Make recommendations for your professional work or organization that demonstrate knowledge of curriculum leadership and reflect your own professional practices and role as a leader. e. Produce quality products that attend to professional presentation, clarity of writing, organization and expression of ideas, and adherence to timelines.

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Old Mill Annex A200 (View Campus Map)

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