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ERIC Number: ED451820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 73
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-2-921024-51-9
Curriculum Development Guide Based on a Technical Program.
Belle-Isle, Louis Phillip
This "Guide" is intended for educators who have been mandated to develop or modify an educational program's curriculum. The guide presupposes the formulation of an exit-profile and focuses exclusively on activities after the exit-profile has been developed. The development of a curriculum is based on an exit-profile that mirrors the entry-level competencies of the profession to increase the likelihood that graduate abilities will match employer expectations. The guide is divided into a section intended to serve as a formal introduction to the program and a section on curriculum development, which is a series of steps beginning with translating the exit-profile competencies into learning activities and moving through the formulation of a program grid and the composition of course outlines. The format is modeled on a competency-based curriculum developed for the Respiratory & Anesthesia Technology Program of Vanier College, Quebec, Canada. The micro learning activities, listed under each performance criterion, of a course double as outcome expectations, so that each learning activity is an objective for student assimilation and for the teacher to use during assessment activities. The integration of learning activities is undertaken in material within a course as the driving force for a successful program. Attachments contain description of the basics of the course (course outline and "Basic Instrumentation" and a memorandum of understanding between the college and the affiliated clinical sites. (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada