Assessment 1 Module 1 explores curriculum and how formal education and therefore

Assessment 1
Module 1 explores curriculum and how formal education and therefore the experiences of learners are shaped by forces within and beyond education (e.g. culture, power, politics). This assessment task aims for you to demonstrate your understanding of some of the ideas explored in Module 1. To complete this task successfully, we recommend that you begin preparing for this assessment from the beginning of the unit – complete the assessment preparation activities found in Module 1, and read the required readings as outlined in each module.
Task description
Older sample: EDC140 Sample for A1.docx EDC140 Sample for A1.docx – Alternative Formats
Keep in mind this is an OLDER sample and the readings have since been updated- you must refer to the Program Calendar and Collaborate/s on this assessment and not simply copy this sample.
This sample also does not contain Part 3
This task has THREE parts.
PART 1: Synthesis (approx. 1000-1200 words for this part)
Using the unit readings from Module 1, identify and write about the important ideas raised. More than a summary, you should synthesise or combine ideas from across readings. Your synthesis should demonstrate a depth of understanding of ideas raised in the unit and its readings (e.g. related to curriculum, the education system, educators, learners and/or their experiences).
You must use any 5 (five) essential unit readings from Module 1 (from at least 4 topics) to write your synthesis, using in-text referencing. You may also choose to include readings from the Additional Readings section of the Reading List in addition to the required 5.
Here is the program calendar – use this like a check list for the 5 essential readings from Topics 1-4.
EDC140 Program_Calendar_SP2 SSP2 2022.docx EDC140 Program_Calendar_SP2 SSP2 2022.docx – Alternative Formats
PART 2: Story (approx. 800 words for this part)
Next, use your synthesis to reflect on and then write an insightful and interesting story about a personal experience of schooling. Your narrative may be an autobiographical anecdote or memoir based on your learning or an experience you observed and/or encountered in your schooling. You may write this as a creative story based on your actual experiences. Your narrative should highlight, connect with and demonstrate a sophisticated understanding of one or more of the ideas you have raised in Part 1. Do not use in-text referencing for Part 2.
Have you found the recordings called ‘ Stories of Schooling’ (from past students in this unit) that you can listen to/ access as a stimulus for your own story/ narrative? Look in the left hand side bar menu of our unit under the heading YOUR UNIT. You do not hand in a recording like these ones, but Dr Brad Gobby thought you might like to listen to some examples.
PART 3: Connection (approx. 300 words for this part)
Following the narrative, write a statement that explains the connection between your synthesis and your narrative. You must use in-text referencing for this. You can use the following sentence starters to assist:
– My narrative has been informed by my reading/s of:
– The unit’s big ideas I am showing in this narrative are:
Don’t forget to make clear important aspects of the story like: year, location (time and place), SES (if appropriate to your study).
Here is a sample 1 for Part 3:
FAQ : I just wanted to double check – Part 3 of the assignment, It looks like they require a reference list for the readings we used for part 3. So a total of 2 reference lists? I thought we just needed one reference list at the end for everything.
ANSWER
a good question
some students like to do a mini reference list at the end of Part 3, which is not really necessary, but okay if you would like to
but ALL assignments should indeed have that one, final, larger reference list
Here is sample (2)
MAKE SURE YOU MAKE CONNECTIONS TO READINGS/ REFERENCES SOMEWHERE IN PART 3 – EITHER WITHIN THE EXPLANATION ITSELF (LIKE SAMPLE 2 which has just been added into the A1 folder) OR AS A MINI REFERENCE LIST AT THE END LIKE SAMPLE 1
but ALL assignments should indeed have that one, final, larger reference list
Notes
Word count: 2000-2500 words. This includes all text (headings, in-text citations, captions and direct quotes). It excludes the Reference List. No 10% +/-.
Reference using APA 7th edition. You must include page numbers in all of your in-text references.
Not using 5 essential unit readings (essential and recommended) from Module 1, from at least 4 topics, in this assessment will result in a fail for the assessment.

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