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Training Course on “Curriculum Development” Begins Tomorrow

The transfer of the focus of instructional planning, otherwise known as "Curriculum Development", from a centralized system to that of a local school, signifies an important principle in the response of the educational system to the wide range of developments and social, technological and economic changes that characterize the end of the 21th century.

 

 

The curriculum is a crucial component of any educational process. It addresses questions such as what students should learn and be able to do, as well as, why, how, and how well. In the past, the curriculum was designed merely from the perspective of its cultural transmission functions with its structure consequently reflecting discrete areas of knowledge.(1)

 

 

The teachers who are the backbone of the school are meant to be both a conduit for the change and its agent-operators. The result of this complex process is supposed to be realized on a daily basis both in the class and in the "teachers' room".

As society, education and students change, the need arises to establish a vision and implement a strategic process that creates a teaching and learning culture that can provide students with the essential skill sets (creativity, communication, collaboration, critical thinking, problem solving, technological proficiency and global awareness). Therefore, consistent innovation, effective integration of technology, quality professional development and an open mind are all mandatory duties of a modern "Curriculum Planner".

 

 

 This course is designed to introduce educators who have an interest in and responsibility for curriculum theory and development, to a broad range of perspectives that guide the work of curriculum deliberation and practice. A major aim of the course is to raise questions about and uncover some of the workings in schools as well as to consider the possibilities for revitalizing curricular/educational visions that can flow from interpretive, critical, and postmodern perspectives.

 

 


Get down to work.

 

 



(1)  UNESCO Website