ERIC Number: ED202874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Curriculum Evaluation in Higher Education: Self Reflection in a Critical Community.
Kemmis, Stephen; Hughes, Clare
A conception of evaluation is developed which depends upon the self-reflective activities of those most closely involved in the development and teaching of a course. This model is based upon the critical theory of Jurgen Habermas, and focuses upon the way participant understandings of a course evolve through the process of critical debate. This evaluation approach capitalizes upon ways of knowing already familiar in the academic context. An attempt is made to demonstrate how the model has been adapted to the unique conditions of the Curriculum Development Centre in Canberra, and how it may be adapted for use in wider situations. Particular attention is given to the applicability of the approach to curriculum evaluation situations in higher education institutions. (Author/GK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Australia (Queensland)
Note: Paper prepared for the Annual Meeting of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia (5th, Queensland, Australia, May 11-14, 1979).