ERIC Number: ED312374
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Training for Curriculum Development.
Further Education Unit, London (England).
Eight case studies were conducted and analyzed by the East Midlands (England) Regional Curriculum Base in order to assist trainers in examining their approach to curriculum, to consider how it might be changed in light of the Further Education Unit curriculum model, and to identify good practice. Some of the issues identified were the following: (1) marginality--many of the trainees were involved only part time and were not very concerned initially with curriculum development; (2) strategies to increase understanding of the curriculum development process included deciding on working terminology, using a practical approach, building on existing skills, and improving essential skills; (3) the management of the training process was the key to the application of the concept of curriculum development in the training courses; and (4) a variety of approaches, such as microteaching, case studies, discussion, and work-based assignments, were used to ensure that the newly developed skills of curriculum management were translated into practice. Evaluation of the effectiveness of the training through teaching practice observation, analysis of written reports, questionnaires and interviews, discussions with tutors and employers, and consideration of practical evidence showed that the curriculum development skills were being put to use by the trainees. (KC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Further Education Unit, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)