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ERIC Number: ED429955
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Pages: 43
Abstractor: N/A
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Systems of Knowledge: A Case Study of Curriculum Innovation in Malta. Innodata Monographs 3.
Giordmaina, Joseph
This monograph contains a case study of a controversial curricular innovation in Malta: the introduction of a subject called Systems of Knowledge at the postsecondary education level. The first part of the case study provides a historical interpretation of how Systems of Knowledge came into existence. The second part of the case study presents a detailed review of the present curriculum and examines issues that have arisen. The last part of the case study presents a discussion about how to further develop the subject. The chapters are as follows: "Introduction,""The Introductory State: 1987-89,""The Original Curriculum,""First Reactions, Results, and Responses,""Continuing Difficulties,""Confronting the Challenges,""A New Curriculum,""The New Syllabus,""The Three Core Modules,""The Teachers' Guide,""The Projects,""Communication Skills,""Interdisciplinarity,""Challenges and Problems in Teaching Systems of Knowledge,""Student Participation in Curriculum Development,""Future Development: Suggestions and Proposals," and "Conclusions." (Contains 31 references.) (SM)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: International Bureau of Education, Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: Malta