Singapore University of Social Sciences

Leadership in Curriculum Development, Analysis and Instruction

Leadership in Curriculum Development, Analysis and Instruction (ECE515)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: Modular Graduate Course

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Education

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education + (ACE+), Lifelong Learning Credit (L2C)

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: S R Nathan School of Human Development


Curriculum planners should be aware of the current values and needs of society in order to develop curriculum that would be appropriate for target participants and enable them to be effective learners and practitioners. This course encompasses the key principles of developing curriculum for early childhood teacher training programmes in relation to curriculum that are planned for children’s learning and development. This would involve the critical examination of policies, goals, values and strategies for curriculum development, analysis and instruction. Key principles and practices in curriculum development, analysis and instruction will be discussed. Theories and processes that inform how curriculum development and instruction can be means of inspiring, guiding and effecting change will be explored. Learners are required to critically examine current curriculum frameworks and education policies and relate how they would address the learning needs of children and educators.

Level: 5
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Curriculum and instruction defined
  • Philosophy and aims of education
  • Leadership in curriculum and instruction
  • Principles of curriculum development
  • Curriculum planning: a multi-level, multi-sector process
  • Early childhood curriculum and frameworks
  • Organising and implementing the curriculum to support differentiated learning
  • Instructional goals, objectives and outcomes
  • Selecting and implementing strategies of instruction
  • Evaluating curriculum and instruction
  • Technology in curriculum and instruction
  • Issues in curriculum and instruction

Learning Outcome

  • Examine the theoretical dimensions of curriculum development
  • Analyse the various phases, stages and tasks associated with curriculum development
  • Evaluate the processes involved in curriculum development and implementation
  • Verify theory and practice in the implementation process and their alignment to the objectives of the curriculum
  • Formulate comprehensive frameworks that will effectively guide curriculum development relevant for children
  • Combine what has been learned from the course to provide effective services through the process of understanding, analysis and evaluation
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