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ERIC Number: ED499552
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov-15
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 10
A Discussion and Application of the Parallel Curriculum Concept in Higher Education
Solomon, Cynthia
Online Submission, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Tennessee Alliance of Continuing Higher Education (TACHE) (Nashville, TN, Nov 14-16 2007)
An innovative way to add opportunities for the development of personal and professional competencies without adding any additional courses to a curriculum is to add individual assignments to already existing courses--a curriculum model presented in this paper as a "parallel curriculum" to the existing curriculum. The advantages of the parallel curriculum include: (1) the use of existing courses to enhance additional learning; (2) the avoidance of adding the time and expense of additional courses; and (3) the extension of development of the identified competence over the life of the curriculum, taking advantage of reinforcement over time. This model requires that faculty become competent in teaching their students in the paralleled competence in additional to teaching in their primary discipline. The model that is presented is a description of a pilot project in the MA ED degree program in Human Resource Development (HRD) at Tusculum College, Tennessee. (Contains 1 figure.)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee