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					Workshop for Capacity Building in Curriculum Development to be held
      at TIE- conference hall from 15th – 20th February 2010

Introduction

The training to curriculum experts, policy makers and inspectors on curriculum
design, development, assessment and evaluation was organized by UNESCO and
Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE). It involved 35 participants from eight (8)
countries namely:     Ethiopia (4), Gambia (4), Ivory Cost (3), Kenya (2),
Seychelles (2), Tanzania (8), Uganda (3), and Zambia (5).

Immediately after the training in curriculum it was realized that there is a need
to extend and provide capacity building on competence based curriculum to key
players in education in specific countries. It was agreed that a training
programme be developed basing on country specific needs. For Tanzania to start
with the capacity building to all curriculum developers on curriculum design and
development was planned.

The workshop will be conducted from 15 th - 20th February 2010 to all TIE
Curriculum Coordinators. The materials that will be used are adapted from of
UNESCO/IBE modules, CD ROMs and IT platform for online communication and
face to face with the trainees.

This workshop is coordinated by Angela R. Katabaro and Jerome S
Machange.who are also facilitators. The other facilitators are Samueli Kisanga,
Aisha. Ghuhiya and Dorothy Makunda. These form a team of 5 trainers for the
training workshop.

Objectives of the Training
The overall objective of the training is to to build capacity of 50 curriculum
coordinators in curriculum design and development.

Selected Modules, Activities and Tasks
    Out of 8 modules, 6 were selected given the available time. The attached
    time table has shown in details
    a) Module 1: Curriculum Change.
    b) Module 2: Policy Dialogue and formulation.
    c) Module 3: Curriculum Design
    d) Module 6: Capacity building for Curriculum Implementation
    e) Module 7: Processes of Curriculum implementation
    f) Module 8: Curriculum evaluation and student assessment.




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Other information
    The UNESCO/IBE materials, both the Training Manual and the Conceptual
    Framework have been sent online to the participants for reading,
    familiarization and preparation prior to the training. All participants will be
    required to write and present their comments on the first day of the
    training.




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     Time table for the preparative workshop 18th – 31st January 2010

        Capacity Building workshop in Curriculum Design and Development
             Basic Education in Africa Programme (BEAP) in Tanzania

                       AGENDA for 15th – 20th February 2010

Day 1        Focus:          Expected Outcome:
             Curriculum      Understanding different Central elements of Quality education in particular
             Change          contexts; Challenges to the Quality of Education; Roles of educational
                             stakeholders in curriculum change; and local and international trends of
                             curriculum change.
Morning      8.00 – 9.00     Registration
                             Opening Session
                             UNESCO Representative, Director General TIE.
                             Participants Introductions
             9.00 – 10.00    A brief overview on the content of the Resource Pack- Presentation by
                             coordinator of the BEAP training
             10.00-10.30     Activity 1: Change to improve quality
             (30 minutes)    A brief overview of quality in education and its challenges.
             10.30-11.00     Mid-morning health break
             11.00-13.00     Tasks:
             (2 hours)       Task 1: Brainstorming- identification of factors that affect the quality of
                             education in Tanzania.
                             Task 2: Small group discussion: Identifying 3 ways the curriculum helps
                             and 3 ways which do not help to reach quality education.
                             Task 3: Individual reading: The five challenges of quality of education in
                             Europe.
                             Task 4: Group discussion: Common challenges, approach and possible
                             ways for a way forward.
                             Task 5: Individual reading;” UNESCO‟s conceptualization…
                             Task 6: Small group activity
                             PRODUCT: List of central elements for quality education in particular
                             places.
             13.00 - 14.00   Mid-day health break
Afternoon    13.00 – 16.00   Activity 2: International Trends in Curriculum Change.
                             Tasks:
                             Task 1: Individual reading: An extract on international trends in curriculum.
                             Task 2: Group activity: Answering guiding questions.
                             Task 3: Group discussion: Sharing feedback with other groups and drafting
                             a list of reforms.
                             Task 4: Plenary presentations: Sharing the list of reforms and examining
                             them critically.
                             PRODUCT: List of Reforms.

             16.00 - 16.30   -Reflection on the days‟ tasks,
                             -Evaluation,
                             -Assigned home task: Individual reading of Activity 3 (Curriculum as a
                             process and product)
Day 2         Focus:         Expected outcome:


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             Policy          Help participants imagine the needs and interests of different groups of
             dialogue        stakeholders, define the roles of stakeholders, conduct timely
                             consultations and develop effective communication and assistance
                             strategies for policy changes, analyse strategies for managing possible
                             conflict and resistance.
Morning      0800 - 0830     Recap
             (30 min. )      Brief overview of the module
             0830 - 0945     Activity 1: Rationale for promoting change
             (1.15 hours)    Task 1: Individual reading
                             Task 2: Pair work
                             Task 3: Small group discussion
                             Task 4: Plenary discussion
                             Task 5: Small group discussion
                             Product: Revised proposals for rationales
             0945 - 1030     Activity 2: Actors and context for change
             (45 minutes)    Task 1: Pair work
                             Task 2: Small group discussion
             1030-1100       Mid-morning health break
             1100 - 1115     Task 3: Plenary session
             (15 minutes)    Product: Contextual scan
             1115 - 1215     Task 6: Individual reading
             (1hour)         Task 7: Small group discussion
                             Task 8: Plenary session
                             Product: Collection of charts showing varied system relationships
Afternoon    1215-1300       Activity 3: Consultation process
             (45 Minutes)    Task 1: Group simulation
                             Task 2: Group discussion
             1300-1400       Mid-day health break
             1400-1500       Task 3: Panel session
             (1 hour)        Products: List of possible questions and issues
                                       Perception of the external observers
             1500-1630       Activity 4: Advocating with educational authorities
             (30 min)        Task 1: Group work
                             Task 2: Group work
                             Task 3: Group presentation
                             Product: Convincing arguments for discussion with political authorities
             1630-1700       Reflection
             (30 Minutes))   Day evaluation
Day 3       Focus            Expected outcome:
            Curriculum       -Examine the nature of curriculum framework
            design           -Analyse alternative ways in defining the expected achievements of the
                             students.
                             -Explore approaches to select and restructure content
Morning     0800-8:30        Recap
            08:30-10:30      - Overview on curriculum design
            (2 hours)        Activity 1: The structure of curriculum framework
                             Brief on overview of the activity 1 10 min
                             Task 1: individual reading “guidelines for constructing curriculum
                             framework” 20 min


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                            Task 2: small group discussion 20 min
                            Task 3: preparation of curriculum framework outlines 30 min
                            Task 4: plenary presentation of components of curriculum framework 30
                            min
                            Product: curriculum framework outline
            1030-1100       Mid-morning health break
Afternoon   1100-1200       Activity 2: Defining what students should know and be able to do -
            (1 hour)        Brief overview of the activity 10
                            Task 1 – Reading “Curriculum Standards: Definitions and Examples”.
                            Product: Definition of standards
            1200-1300       Task 2- Small group activity - Exchange personal definitions led by the
            (1 hour)        facilitator
            1300-1400       Mid-day health break
            1400-1500       Task 3 - Individual reading and/or small group discussion - Read the
            (1 hour)        extract given on pg 46
                            Product: Samples of objectives.
                            Task 4 - Plenary discussion about objectives
                            Task 5 – Debate basing on the curriculum materials in selected subjects
                            Product: Summary of conclusions
            1500-1600       Activity 3: Approaches to curriculum integration
            (1 hour)        Task 1: individual reading on schema for integration
                            Task 2: individual reading “integration through connected values”
                            Task 3 : Brief discussion on integration of cross-cutting issues
            1600-1630       Reflection
            (30 Minutes)    Day evaluation
Day 4        Focus          Expected outcome:
             Capacity       Analyze the need for capacity building activities at the technical level of
             building &     curriculum and education professionals to guarantee a solid process of
             teacher        reform.
             training
Morning      0800 - 0830    Recap


             0830 - 1030    Activity 1
             (2.00 hours)
                            Overview of the activity starting text

                            Task 1a : Group discussions on a given set of questions (30 minutes)

                            Task 1b: Reading a letter from a teacher from Singida and writing a reply
                            to it. (I1/2 hours)

             1030-1100      Mid-morning health break
Afternoon    1100-1130      Activity 2: Capacity building of curriculum professionals as a requisite for
             (30 min)       reform - Brief overview of the activity starting text
             1130-1300      Task - Group discussion -: “The education system - system cards”
             (1.5 hours )
             1300-1400      Mid-day health break
             1400-1500      Task - Individual reading - Case Study: “Kuwait: a brief history of
             (1 hour)       educational reform.”


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            1500-1700       Task - Group discussion
            (2 hours)       Product: A draft development plan for the training of curriculum
                            professionals suited to your context.

            1700-1715       Reflection
                            Day evaluation
Day 5       Focus           Expected outcome:
            Piloting -      Sharing experiences on process of curriculum implementation.
            Implementatio
            n
Morning
            0800 - 0830     Brief report of the previous day
            0830-1030       Brief overview of the module starting text
            (2 hours)       Activity 1: Models for Piloting
                            Resource persons help in discussion of particular tasks. Models for Piloting
                            Task 1: Pair work reading
                            Document “Lessons learned regarding the process of innovation” and the
                            case study “Reaction of teachers to curriculum implementation in Portugal”
                            Task 2: Pair work activity
                            Debate and Power point presentation

                            Task 4: Small group discussion
                            Presentation of a piloting strategy on a flip chart
            1030-1100       Mid-morning health break
                            Activity2: Planning for a pilot.
            1100-1300       Introduction of the activity
            (2 hours)       Task 1: Individual reading
                            Case study “New schools in Qatar”
                            Task 3: Group design activity.
                            Design a pilot plan
                            Task 4: Plenary presentation
                            Plenary presentation
                            Product: piloting plan
            1300-1400       Mid-day health break
Afternoon   1400-1630       Activity 3: Piloting implementation
            (2.5hours)      Task 1: Individual Reading
                            Case study “Curriculum implementation in Hungary”
                            Task 3: Individual Activity
                            Preparing implementation plan
                            Task 4: presentation and sharing of feedback
                            Product: Implementation plan
            1630-1700       Daily feedback
Day 6       Focus           Expected outcome:
            Curriculum
            evaluation      Identify models and processes of student assessment that can help in
            Assessment      evaluating implemented curricula.
Morning     0800-0830
            (30 min)        Recap



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            0830-0900
            (30 min)       Activity 1: Curriculum evaluation
                           Overview
            0900-0950      Task 1: Group discussion after reading “Guiding questions for
            (45 minutes)
                           curriculum evaluation” .
            (45 minutes)   Task 2 and 3: Individual reading of one document namely:

                               “Lebanon - An experience on curriculum evaluation”. And preparing an

                               evaluation plan for Tanzania in groups

                           Mid morning health break
afternoon   1100-1300      Activity 2: student assessment –brief overview of the activity
                           Task 1 Group reading “five strategies of statutory Assessment: Alberta,
                           Germany, Italy, Massachusetts and New Zealand”
                           Task 2 :Group discussion basing on the given questions
            1300 - 14.00   Mid- day health break

            1400 - 1500    Activity 3: Assessing Learning Outcomes in Specific content area
                           Overview
                           Task1: Individual reading: Learning to live Together
                           Task 2: Pair work Activity: Checklist for the assessment of Learning to live
                           together
                           Task 3: Group Activity: reading case study-„Experimental Civics education
                           in Romania”
                           Task 4: Plenary discussion: using guiding questions
                           PRODUCT: List of dos and don‟ts.
            1500 - 1600    Task 5: Individual reflection: Using guiding questions
                           Task 6: Pair Work: Reading the document- “Assessment in Science and
                           Technology.
                           PRODUCT: Comparison list
            1600 - 16.30   Reflections
                           Official closing.




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       List of modules and facilitators

 Day                          Module                           Core Facilitator
One       A brief overview on the content of the Resource   A. Katabaro
          Pack- Presentation by coordinator of the BEAP     J. Machange
          training.
          Curriculum change                                 D. Makunda
Two       Policy dialogue and formulation                   J. Machange

Three     Curriculum design                                 A. Ghuhiya

Four      Capacity building for curriculum implementation   S. Kisanga

Five      Process of curriculum implementation              A. Katabaro

Six       Curriculum evaluation and student assessment      S. Kisanga
                                                            A. Ghuhiya
                                                            D. Makunda


Output of the Training
     The following are the expected outputs from the training
     1. Training materials
     2. 50 Experts with skills on curriculum design and development.
     3. Report of the training
     4. A training programme




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