Modern Learning Curriculum


Leading future-focused curriculum development in your school?

The thinking that goes behind a future-focused approach to curriculum is a key part of developing a full approach to modern learning. This programme will take you on a journey exploring ideas about curriculum and how it translates into classroom practice, including the implications for designing learning experiences for learners.

Learning outcomes

Course participants will be able to:

  • gain a deeper level of awareness and understanding of effective learner centred curriculum design which can be shared with colleagues
  • be more capable educators in professional online communities as curriculum leaders who can develop networked learning within schools
  • build their own learning networks by engaging with other curriculum leaders
  • develop strategies to empower others to reframe school and/or syndicate/departmental curriculum

Who is this for

Leaders of curriculum in schools who are looking for ways to engage staff in designing and implementing curriculum practices that align with the NZC.

Course format

20 week course divided into four modules (5 weeks per module). 
3-5 professional learning hours per week. 

Each 5 week module includes: 

  • 2 facilitated webinars
  • online learning             


Module 1: Understanding the context for change

Module 2: Learner-centred curriculum design

Module 3: Supporting a knowledge building curriculum

Module 4: Developing a future-focused school curriculum

Be rewarded for your learning

Educators registering for Modern Learning Practice can now receive credit for this course towards a post-graduate qualification with Unitec Institute of Technology. Upon completion, you will be provided a letter to submit to your tertiary provider, along with the assessment evidence from the course. You will receive 30 credits towards Course 8884: Organisation Theory, in one of Unitec's Educational Leadership and Management programmes.

For more information, contact Unitec (details below) or email



12 Jun 2017


Online lesson times will be advised but are typically Monday - Thursday outside of school hours.


The cost is $830 per person. A discount of 20% applies for groups of 5+ people from the same school or centre.  All prices exclude GST.

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