Home Economics II – Secondary: Curriculum and Pedagogy

EDCP 491 (3.0) Online – Course Outline


  • Discussion 1 (includes “Who’s Who of Home Economics”)
  • Platform Statement
  • Teaching Strategy Presentation
  • Culminating Project for Module 3
  • Year Outline
  • Unit Plan
  • 3 Lesson Plans

This course is not eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading.


This online course provides an introduction to home economics curriculum and pedagogy. It includes an introduction to the history and philosophy of home economics education as a way of understanding curricular possibilities in the present and future.

This online course focuses on making defensible pedagogical judgments considering how students learn, the role of the teacher, the aims and purposes of schooling, what counts as subject matter and knowledge, and school and community context. Familiarity with knowledge issues, teaching approaches, resources and materials, and assessment and evaluation in relation to home economics education are emphasized. This course is directed towards preparing you for teaching home economics, particularly highlighting planning processes and teaching approaches. The scope of the course includes the content areas of food and nutrition, clothing and textiles, and family management at both junior and senior secondary levels.


This course will be offered online on Canvas – http://canvas.ubc.ca

This course will assist you with:

  • Understanding alternate philosophies of home economics and their evolution in relation to changing social realities.
  • Articulating and defending a personal philosophy of, and orientation to, home economics education informed by professionally relevant conceptualizations.
  • Formulating goals and objectives for course, unit and lesson planning appropriate for home economics education mandated curriculum.
  • Developing resources in support of teaching.


This is an online course. Students are required to have a computer, access to the Internet, and a Campus Wide Login ID and password to access the course website.

There is no required text. Additional readings are included in the course modules.


Your EZproxy connection will allow you to access library resources from your computer on or off campus. For more information, go to https://services.library.ubc.ca/electronic-access/connect/


Telephone: 604-822-2013, or toll-free in North America: 1-888-492-1122
Email: pro-d.educ@ubc.ca

Latest Revision on: October 25, 2018