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407535A Curriculum, Planning and Evaluation, 5 op 
Tunniste 407535A  Voimassaolo 01.08.2017 -
Nimi Curriculum, Planning and Evaluation  Lyhenne Curriculum, Pla 
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5 credits




2nd year


Upon completion the student is expected to be able to:

  • to explain the role of curriculum in education and the principles that guide curriculum construction and implementation
  • explore different aspects of curricula (explicit, hidden, absent)
  • identify the demands that, political, economic, cultural and linguistic factors set on curriculum planning
  • evaluate different student assessment methods
  • philosophical and pedagogical principles of curriculum planning and implementation
  • recognizing diversity and differentiation in curriculum and assessment
  • written, practiced, realized, experienced, assessed and hidden curriculum
  • Finnish National Basic Education Core Curriculum and PYP and MYP curricula for International Schools
  • Process of designing school based curriculum and individual education plans (IEPs)

Face-to-face teaching


Lectures 20h, seminars 20h and independent work 95h


Intercultural Teacher Education


Basic studies in Education

Yhteydet muihin opintojaksoihin 

The course is part of Intermediate Studies in Education


Finnish National Basic Education Core curriculum 2014.

Adamson, B., & Morris, P. (2007) Comparing Curricula. In

And other material given during the course

Suoritustavat ja arviointikriteerit 

Learning activities and teaching methods:


Individual work will include pre-course reading assignment.


Seminars will deepen the discussion on the topics introduced in the lectures. Working methods are varied and the seminars will be arranged utilizing activating teaching methods. Special attention is paid on the question of connecting theory and practice and work-life relevance.


Method of assessment:

Active participation in lectures and seminars and the assignment based on the lectures, seminars and study material.  The assignment can be individual or group essay / individual or group book exam / learning journal / portfolio / other assignment given in the beginning of the course.


Assessment criteria:

The assessment criteria are based on the learning outcomes of the course.


Read more about assessment criteria at the University of Oulu webpage.




Elina Lehtomäki


Special attention is paid on the question of work-life relevance.


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