Category: Curriculum Design & Development


Synoptic and Authentic Assessments: Moving Away From Traditional Assessments to Integrate the Development of Transferable Skills

Using traditional forms of assessment (e.g. exams and essays) does not fit with a programme that aims to have a broader and richer approach to the subject as well as the development of transferable skills that will upskill students and prepare them for the graduate world. In additions, assessment is not to be used as


Efficacy of STEM and Engineering School Model Programs in the Los Angeles, California Area

California is famous for being the home of leading tech innovators such as Space-X, Tesla, Apple Computer, Facebook, Ebay and many others. But what are California schools doing to create a workforce capable of working in those “Tech” jobs? This presentation covers the curriculum models most likely to create students who seek engineering and science


Emergency Remote Teaching a New Curriculum During a Pandemic

The COVID-19 outbreaks worldwide led the academic institutions to entirely cancel face-to-face teaching including laboratories and other learning experiences as a step against the risk posed by the virus. Alternatively, various measures were initiated by the higher education providers to implement social isolation, and online or remote teaching was adopted with rapid curriculum transformation. Online


Computer Science Integration With Traditional Science Disciplines

An alarming trend was identified at the presenter’s school (grades 9-12). Few female students and students of color were enrolled in “accelerated” 9th and 10th-grade compulsory courses. Even worse, those students dropped out of “accelerated” courses at much higher rates than their white male counterparts, such that female students and students of color were conspicuously


English for Graduation: The Development of an Innovative Japanese University Program Connecting ESP Courses With Graduation Seminar Topics

The increasing importance of English as a global language as well as the recent attention to the merits of the integration of language learning with knowledge/content construction has led to the necessity for the inclusion of courses satisfying these requirements. This presentation will discuss the development of an English for Specific Purposes (ESP) program that


Curriculum Design and Development for Undergraduate Literacy Courses

The purpose of this virtual presentation is to provide participants with an overview of curriculum design and development as it relates to undergraduate literacy courses at one United States Midwest liberal arts university. Presenters will outline the purpose and process of curriculum alignment with state standards, national standards, and university course assessments. Major design and


A Quantitative Analysis of Vocabulary Taught in Japanese EFL Textbooks

This research examines vocabulary appearing in government-approved Japanese EFL senior high school textbooks by addressing the two research questions: (1) do Japanese EFL textbooks provide words that learners are more likely to meet in the real world? and (2) if Japanese students are able to master all of the vocabulary words taught in Japanese EFL


Preparing Pre-service K-6 Teachers Online for a Socially Distanced World

Preparing teachers to teach in K-6 classrooms has been and must continue to be a very practitioner-based process to prepare these teachers to meet the ever changing needs of 21st Century learners. In our continuing paradigm of face to face and brick and mortar instruction, we have been able to establish tools and patterns to


Acute Urological Emergencies in Leicester Medical School Undergraduate Curriculum

Background & Purpose Urological emergencies are often neglected at medical school which can inevitably lead to underconfident junior doctors and poorer patient outcomes. Leicester Medical School introduced urological emergencies in the second year; however, limited content is incorporated in the students’ workbooks. As a result, junior doctors acting as clinical teaching fellows (CTFs) often have


Learning Management Guidelines of the General Education Curriculum that Promotes Citizenship Skills of the 21st Century in Thailand

This article introduces the guidelines for teaching and learning in the general education (GE) curriculum that corresponds to the 21st-century skills of global citizenship of Thailand and is being implemented in an open university. This curriculum focuses on enhancing and developing students’ knowledge, skills, and competencies all of which are meant to be used as


The Least of our Worries: Reception Teachers’ Understanding of Visual Art and its Place in the EYFS Curriculum

Visual art education in early childhood has been shown to have an especially significant impact on children living with high levels of disadvantage. Yet, evidence also indicates that the curriculum in the reception year of school is narrowing, with an increased focus on literacy and numeracy, to the detriment of children from disadvantaged backgrounds in


Developing Advanced Critical Thinking Skills in Education Systems: Higher Order Thinking Processes in an Era of Rapid Change

This paper examines the close connections between critical thinking and cognitive development, logic, and emotionality and the growing importance of promoting and developing higher-order thinking processes in education systems and work environments in an era of rapid change. Students and employees require advanced critical thinking skills to carefully evaluate and effectively use vast amounts of


A Study for Entrepreneurial Education for the Middle-ages

The purpose of this paper is to explore the significance of considering the characteristics of the entrepreneurial process in entrepreneurial education for middle ages. In an ageing society, starting self-employment from middle-age is expected more than ever. Recent entrepreneurial studies have shown that middle-aged entrepreneurs are more successful than young ones. Since the 1990s, entrepreneurial


Preparing Students to be Global Citizens

Graduate attributes are university defined aspirations for students as they emerge into the professional world. They represent the desired transferable skills, understanding and qualities that a student may expect to achieve at the end of their learning journey; consequently, they also define the values and principles underpinning academic practices. Many HEIs seek to engender Global


Course Redesign & Student Learning: High Impact Practices

Course redesign can enhance the student learning experience by emphasizing real-life application of learning, transversal learning outcomes, and authentic assessment. An increasingly common platform for this is the high impact practice of ePortfolios, which entail students creating artifacts that represent their learning. This presentation focuses on the processes and outcomes of a course redesign project.


Participation of Local Curriculum Development on Community Pathway Integrated with Royally Initiated Project

The purposes of this study were threefold: 1) to develop and identify educational quality of local curriculum on community pathway integrated with Royally Initiated Project based on participation requirements according to school and community context 2) to study learning outcomes by using local curriculum that develops: knowledge, process, and attitude toward activity learning by local


The Study of Instructional Steps in STEM Education Curriculum to Enhance Creative Problem Solving Competency

This research aimed to study of instructional steps in STEM education curriculum to enhance creative problem solving competency. In-depth interview, content analysis and analytic description were used. Target group for in-depth interview were 42 stakeholders, including of school principals and vice principals, science teachers, mathematics teachers, vocational teachers and leader teachers of STEM education, in


Curriculum Design of Chinese as a Foreign Language Courses at The University of Hong Kong

As China can still enjoy a high GDP growth rate for the next decade, there is a rapid increase in the number of foreign students coming to Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong to study Mandarin. Meanwhile, Hong Kong is truly an international financial center in the world, therefore, a lot of students also come to


Usage of Devanagari Numbers in Primary School in Maharashtra, India

Section 29(2)(f) of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 provides that “the medium of instruction shall, as far as practicable, be in the child’s mother tongue.” Many research articles have emphasized the importance of teaching in the mother tongue but how important is teaching regional numbers in this converging


Design and Implementation of “Spoc Teaching Mode” for Fostering Creativity

SPOC (Small Private Online Course) has been widely used in higher education all over the world for its ease of access due to advanced information technology. Pursuing a successful future career, students in higher education need to develop their creativity and professional knowledge. Therefore, higher education should focus on the cultivation of creativity and professional


A Review of the Active Learning Curriculum in Management Accounting Using the Felder and Soloman’s Index of Learning Styles (ILS)

The study examines the effectiveness of active learning in Management Accounting (MA) in Singapore Management University (SMU). The aims of the paper are to determine student learning styles through the Felder and Soloman’s Index of Learning Styles (ILS) instrument, if there is correlation with demographics and whether activities found effective matched learning preferences. Findings from


Analysis of Visuals in Political Science Textbooks to Identify its Role in Encouraging Higher Order Thinking in Students

Visuals, including photographs, sketches, and schematic diagrams, are a valuable aspect of textbooks. Visuals in the textbook attract attention and help in the retention of information. It also enhances understanding and creates a context for learning. Schools are also emphasizing ‘higher-order thinking (HOT)’, rather than memorization of a cannon of topics. HOT occurs when a


Reflection on the Curricular Reform with an Emphasis on Preschool Education in the Czech Republic

Since 1990, preschool education in the Czech Republic has undergone significant qualitative changes. The main focus has been on personality-oriented education of the child. In accordance with this concept, a two-tier preschool curriculum was established in 2001 including the school and the state level. After a period of verification, the curriculum was enacted in 2007.


Artificial Intelligence Models to Support Curriculum Development

This research provides tools to support curriculum development for skills education. Specifically, we apply artificial intelligence neural networks and multiple linear regression models to predict a person’s annual wages based on the levels and combinations of skills that they possess. The models are developed based on governmental data for 35 job skills combined with annual


Developing an Informal Tandem Learning Scheme for Young Researchers and Academics

The constant change in technologies and organizations today require higher education institutions to adapt just as quickly to the new situations. This is especially important for teachers in second language classrooms, as they try to prepare students for this changing world. In the EFL context in which this research took place, students were unable to


The Quality of Legal Education in Nigeria: A Case for Professional Ethics and ICT Courses in Law Degree Curriculum

There has been raging debate on the quality of legal education in Nigeria. Scholars have opined that the challenges are more imminent at the undergraduate level in the University in comparison with the Nigerian Law School. One central issue canvassed relates to curriculum development. In this regard, the academic content of Law Degree Programmes has


From the Classroom to the Community and Back: The Development of a Community-based Research Model for Contemporary Higher Education

Community-based research is a collaborative research approach to address a community-identified need that can also be used as a pedagogical tool. In this study, we describe the development of the Capstone experience module, an academic module at a residential college in an Asian university. This module creates an unique learning environment through the formation of


Give Swirl a Whirl: A Mixed-method Analysis on Swirl Approach to Teach Applied Statistics in a Biology Student Cohort

To equip biology students with data literacy skills, this study investigates the utility of retooling the electronic programming tutorial system, Swirl for teaching applied statistics in a cohort of biology students in a 2-phased study: Phase 1 involved administration of tutorial-based course, pretest-posttest assessment and preliminary survey, while Phase 2 involved post-hoc survey and learning


Agile-Model Based Dynamic Curriculum Development and Refinement Approach

High-quality curriculums play a key role in successful education, and curriculum development is one of the mandatory tasks for every educator. Dysfunctional curriculums not only degrade learning outcomes but also result in students complains. Educators and researchers have put significant efforts into developing high quality curriculums and a number of curriculum development models have been


Purpose of Mindfulness in Teaching Learning Process: Perspective of Buddhism

Mindfulness is the mental awareness and practices as a tool for purification of mind for creative doings, ultimately which nurtures students’ all-round development. It is beneficial to everyone as it helps to maintain the mental health with increased abilities/skills, efficiency and productivity as well. It develops insight and wisdom, eventually supports for the best human


Building Math Mastery in Early Childhood Through Adaptive Technologies

Childhood mathematics achievement has been associated with success in later schooling, and is predictive of later success and adult socio-economic status. Despite the critical need for strong mathematics skills, not all learners are able to develop them. It is well-documented that children enter school with different levels of mathematics skills and understanding. These gaps in


Working in Silos: A Report on the Coordination of Course Collaboration at a Japanese University

Universities can be workplaces where staff work in silos. Teachers are often left to their own devices when designing and implementing curricula. Whilst the freedom of independence may be welcomed by teachers, it can lead to missed opportunities such as the chance to encourage a spiral curriculum. This presentation will report on the coordination of