Category: Curriculum Design & Development

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Implementation of an Efficient Strategy to Analyse the Mathematical Training Required in Undergraduate Degrees in Engineering and Architecture

Engineering and Architecture studies aim to develop professionals capable of facing and solving complex multidisciplinary problems. This requires abilities that cannot be acquired without a comprehensive training model, addressing real-world problems to provide technical solutions. Furthermore, it is necessary to ensure the acquisition of skills to generalise and think abstractly about reality. For this purpose,

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Designing for the Future: Professionalizing the Field of Curriculum Design in the Age of EdTech

Contemporary realities, such as the technology-immersed lives of students and world events such as the COVID-19 pandemic, have emphasized the critical need for more effective EdTech curriculum that ensures that all students have access to high-quality, engaging, learning experiences. Yet, effective models for the systematic design of curricular programs are lacking in the literature, especially

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A Redesign of Principal Education Program During the COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 pandemic around the world entailed an uncertain reality for higher education system. We, at the Faculty of Education, of a well-known and established teacher education college, felt the need for documenting this transformation focusing mainly on challenges and obstacles in teacher education during the crisis. In this respect, we invited lecturers to share their

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Designing a Curriculum With Custom and Present Virtual Reality

The pandemic has created many challenges for education. Despite many schools now having already returned to instruction in-person as opposed to the challenge of doing so virtually, many have adapted to the new normal of having hybrid modes of instruction. One of these methods is through VR/AR technology. This paper will discuss how custom VR/AR

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Implementing the AoL Standard for the WI and BIT Curricula in AACSB – Lessons Learned at the FHNW

Before 2014, the quality management process in all our programs has been rather informally and individually organized. In 2014, the management of the School of Business at the FHNW decided to set up a strategic project to achieve the AACSB accreditation to sustainably secure the role among the best business schools. Among other standards, AACSB

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Stakeholder Perceptions of Connecting ESP Courses With Graduation Seminar Topics

English as a global language and recent attention to the merits of the integration of language learning with knowledge/content construction has led to the necessity for the inclusion courses reflecting these ideals in tertiary educational programs including liberal arts. With this in mind, in the 2020 academic year, the presenters’ university in Japan asked them

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Master of Engineering Management: A Reference Curriculum Development

Due to the multidisciplinary nature of Engineering Management (EM), understanding core requirements for the curriculum design is critical for the growth of this discipline. However, Australia still lacks agreement among universities on Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program curricula with no professional quality standards. Aim: This study aims to provide an insight into MEM curriculum

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Complexity and the Art of Education: A Study of How to Approach Teaching More Challenging Engineering Systems Development Concepts

As the demand for ever more capable products increases, so too does the inherent complexity of the product itself in order to facilitate increased functionality. This is broadly true of products of all sizes, from mobile phones to automobiles to large infrastructure projects. This increased complexity makes specification, design, development and implementation more difficult to

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Curriculum Development in Industrial Design Education in transition: Challenges and issues in a Thai university

In Thailand, it is widely accepted that development in education is lagging behind the progress of the economy and industries. During the 2018 Transition Discussion in KMUTT, Industrial Design (ID) education received a call to reconsider reforming the traditional teaching style. Discussion among international scholars from the field formed the direction of ID curriculum development

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Design Innovation Practice School: The Experiential Learning Platform

This article describes the ongoing study of designing and developing the undergraduate program in Design Innovation of King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi. The design-based research methodology has been applied to investigate the attempt in curricular transformation in addition to routinized curriculum revision practices. The concerns related to career readiness of graduates or competency gap

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Empowering Graduate Success With Career-Driven Modular Curriculum

Graduates entering an ever-more-competitive job market are often unaware of the skills and values they offer employers. The challenge is more significant with emerging job roles requiring certifications, multidisciplinary skills, specialist knowledge, even entry-level positions. We seek to empower our graduates and maximise their career prospects. New research has enabled us to harness the power

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Designing and Teaching High Impact Culminating Core Curriculum Seminars Centered on Vastly Contentious Topics

This paper will engage the listener in the design and subsequent teaching of senior capstones based on global and contentious topics. At Mount St. Joseph University (MSJU), a liberal arts institution, the Core Capstone is a culminating interdisciplinary course with a three-fold purpose: (1) to facilitate substantial new learning about a complex global problem; (2)

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Engaging Students to Chinese Language Enhancement Classes With Communication-Intensive Components

One of the University educational aims for undergraduate curricula in the University of Hong Kong is to enhance and promote communication and collaboration among students. The goal is to provide students with consistent and constant opportunities to communicate effectively in academic, professional, and social settings. Furthermore, the university is committed to the facilitation of environments

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Vocabulary in Japanese EFL Textbooks: A Bidirectional Coverage Analysis

Textbooks developed based on the new Course of Study Guidelines have been in use since April 2021. One notable change can be seen in the increase of the variety of vocabulary words, from 1,200 words to between 1,600–1,800 words, that learners need to be familiar with before they graduate junior high school. In this study,

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Student and Faculty Experience With a Redesigned Discussion Forum

In the online classroom at the University of Arizona Global Campus, one of the primary means of student engagement is through course discussion forums. These typically require students to post in two discussions per week with one initial post and two peer responses. In a recent redesign of ECE315: Language Development in Young Children, a

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Course Redesign Collaboration and Scaffolding

Designing courses that engage online learners to achieve the highest level of mastery of course learning outcomes is at the forefront of online course development at The University of Arizona Global Campus. In Spring 2021, full-time faculty in the Department of Education and Liberal Arts had the opportunity to redesign one of their core courses,

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Redesigning Outcomes-Based Mechanical Engineering Course Syllabus Using the Constructive Alignment Approach

This study is part of a continuing effort to improve Mechanical Engineering education by examining the existing course syllabus in Engineering Thermodynamics and Combustion Engineering. As the basis for revision, the authors have assessed the constructive alignment of the syllabus. Relevant data were collected through document analysis, interviews, and focus group discussions with the faculty

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On Adjusting the Order of Teaching Units in Elementary School Mathematics Textbooks With LSA Results

In our country, many elementary school children go to tuition classes after school. Mathematics is one of the most frequently attended tuition subjects because children do not understand all of the concepts covered in textbooks during class time. Compared with the elementary school mathematics textbooks in other countries, our mathematics textbooks cover more units within

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Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic on Taiwan’s Art Education

COVID-19 has caused a global pandemic crisis. The pandemic presented society with numerous changes and issues due to the shift in lifestyles, among which is the greatly impacted school education. To receive a complete range of educational resources without contacting other groups in the population, many curriculums were transformed to online learning using technological applications

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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