Courses Catalogue

Curriculum Design And Development

COURSE CODE: EDF 2101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Education (Biology) - B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

COURSE JUSTIFICATION

Teacher trainees need to be provided with the opportunity to gain new or updated knowledge and skills in the curriculum design and development process. Current research, resources and policies on appropriate curriculum design, teaching models and effective strategies will be explored, for effective learning outcomes across a variety of supportive learning environments.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course introduces students to key principles of the curriculum design and development process through an examination of the following processes:  needs analysis, curriculum and syllabus design, the planning and evaluation of units of work, strategies, techniques and resources for a variety of learners and contexts, assessment and reporting, the design, implementation and evaluation of educational programs, and the role of the teacher and stakeholders in the curriculum development process

COURSE AIM

The course aims to develop students’ knowledge and skills in curriculum design and development to enable them design and implement learning and teaching programs using knowledge of national and international curriculum, assessment and reporting requirements.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course unit, students should be able to:

  • Describe the concept of a curriculum and illustrate its relationship with education
  • Design, develop, implement and evaluate a school curriculum
  • Overcome problems that militate against curriculum development and
  • Examine the factors that bring about curriculum change.
  • Appreciate their role in the curriculum design and development process