CURRICULUM DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION

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Course Venue:

Lecture Theatre

Education
College of Education and External Studies
Course Code: 
CUS 6101
Course Credit Units: 
3
Semester: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 1
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Graduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

This course introduces teacher trainees to the underlying principles and practices of curriculum design, development, implementation, and evaluation as a conceptual framework to shape their practices as teachers. This course also orients teacher trainees to the various patterns of curriculum design. The course also highlights the factors that underlie different curricula designs that teacher trainees need to understand in order to make sense out of the school curriculum and instruction. This course that also attempts to equip the students with knowledge and skills to plan, design and grade a test. In the course trainees are exposed to various ways of assessing learners.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Course Objectives/Aims: This is a core foundational course that aims to provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of basic concepts in curriculum studies so as to ground their practice in teaching. Teacher trainees should be able to appreciate the centrality of the processes of curriculum design, development, implementation, and evaluation to a practicing teacher. This course aims at assist the teacher trainees gain a better understanding of the centrality of evaluating learning to school and educational improvement, as well as prepare them for their role as evaluators in education and training

Learning Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, teacher trainees should be able to:

  1. Explore the basic concepts of curriculum studies and their application to the current school curriculum
  2. Discuss the factors and theories that influence a curriculum and the implications of these factors to teaching and learning
  3. Examine the various patterns and models of curriculum design and application in the curriculum development process.
  4. Determine the relationship that exists between the curriculum elements and how they can be applied during the teaching and learning process.
  5. Drawing on the basic principles of curriculum and instruction to modify any curriculum to fit specific class situation/context.
  6. Develop an understanding of their role in curriculum and student evaluation.
  7. Construct and use various assessment instruments in diverse educational settings.
  8. Develop skills for continuous self and peer evaluation for professional development.
  9. Develop capacity for deeper reflection on their professional practice as prospective teachers, researchers and curriculum developers.

 

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