26th October 2010 at 1:06 am #3961Liew yonfoiMember
i wish to look for the research findings and information regarding the actual curriculum development practices in the school setting. I defined the actual curriculum development practices as the designing and planning, teaching, evaluating and organizing the planned learning opportunities for the school students as the daily task for a teacher2nd January 2011 at 1:57 pm #3962Krishamurthy PrabhakarMember
Dear Liew Yonfoi, Greetings. Here with i am sending a normative approach. However, what you need to do is the actual practices of teachers. Teachers may be having a syllabus given by authorities. I think you can you mixed methods of both quantitative and qualitative data to achieve your objectives. If you posting is more clear about your objectives, i think i will be able to suggest suitable research design and sample design.
COURSE DESIGNING TIPS FOR TEACHERS
In preparing a course syllabus, it is helpful for teachers to consider the following questions:
1. What is your purpose in this course?
What do you hope to teach the students? What is the single most important thing you hope they will leave the course knowing or being
able to do? Why are you teaching it? (This is not about what facts you
want them to know at the end, but about what your larger or deeper
objectives are for the course.)
2. What are your students’ capacities and expectations and needs?
Who are your students? What do they know already, as they enter the course? How will you know what they know? What levels of sophistication
can you expect? How much can you expect them to do? What courses have
they taken? How much do they need to know at this level?
These are the two primary questions. From them follow the rest:
1. How are you going to tie the course together? What is the story line for this course? What are the logical links between sessions? And
what are the larger sub-topics? How will you enable the students to
follow the course’s progression from week to week?
2. How are you going to get to the broader, underlying conceptual issues, as opposed to simply covering the material? Given the
underlying purpose or concept or level of the course, what material
should be emphasized and what can be cut?
3. How are you going to include material and perspectives of previously marginalized groups, e.g., women and various minority groups?
4. What teaching methods are you going to use – e.g., lectures, discussions, role plays, demonstrations – and in what proportions? What
activities other than the readings and class discussions might be
appropriate? How will you stimulate students to think about the
material before class? How will you encourage/require students to
5. How will you get feedback from the students? How will you know if the course is working for them, what they are thinking?
6. How will you evaluate your students? How will you know what they do and do not understand? How will you know if they have learned
anything, and if so, what they have learned?
7. How will you get feedback to the students? How will you grade and comment on their written and oral work?
8. How flexible are you going to be in meeting students’ different backgrounds, interests and needs? Are you willing to change course in
the middle of the semester if that seems appropriate? Are you willing
to entertain different approaches to the material?
9. Having decided all this, how are you going to let your students know the overall plan for the course, including suggested readings,
non-reading assignments, when written material will be due and what it
will consist of?
From : Derek Bok Centre for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University
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