Courses Catalogue

Curriculum Design And Development

COURSE CODE: EDF2101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Arts (Primary), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Content and Outline

Overview of curriculum development (7 Hours)

  • Definitions of curriculum
  • Education
  • aims and curriculum development
  • Curriculum and the society
  • Education and curriculum.
  • General background to curriculum development in African

The curriculum making process (7 Hours)

  • Process of curriculum making process
  • Problems of curriculum making process
  • Contemporary critics of curriculum.

Curriculum design (7 Hours)

  • Definition of the term curriculum design
  • Factors influencing curriculum design
  • Types of curriculum designs-child centred
  • Subject centred and core-curriculum design etc.

Curriculum innovation (7 Hours)

  • Reasons for curriculum change
  • Strategies of curriculum innovation
  • Why innovation fails
  • Conditions for success of Curriculum Innovation
  • Universal primary as an aspect of curriculum change

Selection of content (7 Hours)

  • Historical and current practices in Uganda
  • Theories of subject matter (traditional, progressive and contemporary).
  • Selection of Teaching and learning strategies

Curriculum Implementation (7 Hours)

  • Stages of curriculum implementation
  • Factors limiting effective curriculum implementation
  • Roles of curriculum implementers

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Reading assignments
  • Practical assignments
  • Field trips
  • Documentaries

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes