This unit focuses upon extending the student teacher's professional responsibilities in the area of program development and curriculum processes. The unit is intended to assist students develop an informed concept of curriculum theory and implementation, particularly in the context of a school community that values Gospel ideals. Program development and evaluation, student assessment and teacher self reflection, together with contemporary curriculum issues such as outcome-based curriculum planning, student profiling and reporting using performance standards, will be examined. A range of theoretical underpinnings for the teaching and learning process, in conjunction with curriculum perspectives impacting upon the curriculum, will be canvassed. The unit is designed to ensure the student teacher has an informed concept of curriculum and curriculum theory, together with the skills to be curriculum designers, implementers and evaluators. The unit introduces the students to models of curriculum design and evaluation strategies for curriculum development.