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Curriculum Design and Development

Learn how to develop a curriculum that equips students to live and work in a global society. Improve your teaching by learning from our experience curriculum development specialists. We provide support to participants who wish to transform the teaching and learning in their education systems and institutions by planning a course to study, as well as design instructional tools. 

Courses offered

Competency Assessment

The goal of a competency assessment is to identify potential problems with student performance and to address these issues before they can affect their study performance. As more and more schools and institutions move to a competency-based approach for managing their students’ study performance, competency assessments are becoming an important key tool in order to determine how a student is performing in their current role.

Competency-Based Curriculum Development

This course defines competencies and competency-based curriculum, describes the benefits of competency-based curriculum, and details seven steps to developing competency-based curriculum, that is, identifying and defining competencies, establishing rubrics for performance, outlining and practising learning methods, assessing performance, and evaluating, refining, and repeating the process. By the end of this course, you will be able to write a competency statement for your students.

Curriculum Development to Match Industrial Needs and Workplace Requirements

Despite high rates of unemployment, research indicates that employers are having a difficult time finding workers that have knowledge and skills needed for available jobs. For this course, you will learn to develop a curriculum model that is designed to partner industry and education that will match both industrial needs and workplace requirements as to how to better prepare workers and future graduates with competencies and employability skills needed to perform in an ever-changing workforce.

Competency Standard Development

This course relates primarily to the development of national competencies standards for individual professions. Competency Standard describes the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to perform in a particular job. This course is intended to be more ‘hands-on’ training that includes more comprehensive examples of units and elements of competency, performance criteria and range indicators. The aim of this course is to provide the basis for designing a training programme and detailed specifications for workplace assessment.

Evaluating an Educational Programme

Evaluating educational programme is an emerging profession. The purpose of this kind of evaluation is to provide information to decision-makers who have responsibility for existing or proposed educational programmes. For this course, you will be taught to evaluate an educational programme where it will used to help make decisions concerning whether to develop a program (needs assessment), how best to develop a program (formative evaluation), and whether to modify or even continue an existing program (summative evaluation).

Enhancing TVET Delivery through Competency-Based Training

Competency-Based Training is a unique approach to training design that builds and enhances individual competencies in line with previously identifies profiles of success. It is a style of education that focuses on what you can achieve in the workplace after completing a training programme. This course helps fill gap between worker’s actual performance and their ideal performance, thus enhancing TVET delivery. This course will teach technical teachers how to assess which competencies are important to an organisation and individual positions, and how to design training around those competencies to achieve a better TVET delivery.

Enhancing TVET Delivery through School-Based and On-the-Job Training

This course is to teach technical teachers into understanding the apprenticeship based training where students expose to school-based training at vocational and technical institutions while they are able to conduct on-the-job training as a part time basis. The school based-training is aimed to reinforce what is learned through company based-training and to ensure that the student will acquire knowledge, competencies and skills, which are relevant to the occupation and occupational mobility. The course aim is to ensure that the school can enhance TVET delivery into developing the students’ general competencies and thus, lay the foundation for lifelong learning.

Enhancing TVET Relevancy to Industry Needs

This course will teach technical teachers to deliver occupation-oriented specialist instruction (65%) as well as general education (35%) in order for these training programmes to enhance TVET relevancy towards industry needs. The school-based part of a TVET training programme will be divided into the basic program and the main programme where the training programme may vary according to the needs of the relevant industry needs.

Integrating 21st Century Labour Market Competencies in the Curriculum

Preparing students for work, citizenship and life in the 21st century is daunting. Globalization, new technologies, migration, international competition, changing markets, and transnational environmental and political challenges all drive the acquisition of skills and knowledge needed by students to survive and succeed in the 21st century. This course will integrate 21st century labour market competencies in the development of a curriculum that are deemed necessary for today’s societies and addresses questions regarding how these may help navigate the challenges of the 21st century.

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