A study of the curriculum evaluation process focusing on the beliefs and practices of curriculum evaluation, the relationship between evaluation and curriculum improvement, and the relationship between theory and practice of curriculum evaluation.
For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.
The purpose of this course is to provide knowledge on how to improve curriculum through practical evaluation skills based upon current pedagogies. The candidate will focus on relevant topics and theories associated with curriculum evaluation and determine what changes should be implemented to existing curriculum.
Measurable Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Critique lesson plans or units to identify areas for change or improvement based upon effective strategies .
- Evaluate the curriculum change process and the role of the educator.
- Identify and assess criteria needed for curriculum evaluation.
- Develop a professional development plan that recognizes common curriculum issues for today’s educator.
- Integrate a biblical worldview that addresses the needs of the learner within instructional practices through curriculum evaluation.
- Synthesize current research on curriculum evaluation into a formal assessment plan.
Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes
Course Requirements Checklist
After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the candidate will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.
Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each Discussion. Each thread must be 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge with a minimum of 2 citations in current APA format. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 150 words with a minimum of 1 citation in current APA format. (MLO: B, C, F)
Article Reviews (3)
Based upon the assigned course readings, the candidate will take what he/she has learned to evaluate published articles on technology with ethical and social responsibility implications. The candidate must show his/her understanding of technology and its effects on individuals and/or society. (MLO: B, C, F)
Curriculum Plan Evaluations (2)
Based upon the assigned course readings, the candidate will take what he/she has learned to evaluate a curriculum plan and critique either an individual lesson or an overall unit. The candidate must show his/her understanding of effective curriculum development and how to improve an existing plan. (MLO: A, B, C)
Curriculum Evaluation Paper
The candidate will write a 6–7-page paper in current APA format that focuses on how he/she would evaluate a school or organizations curriculum. The paper must cite a minimum of 6 references. (MLO: B, C, E, F)
Professional Development Plan
The candidate will design a PowerPoint presentation explaining his/her plan to provide professional development on curriculum evaluation for a school or organization. This presentation must be no less than 10–12 slides, and include a minimum of 8 references. (MLO: B, C, D, E, F)