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Improving Curriculum Design and Development: A Case Study from the University of Guyana
Blue Ocean Research Journals - Journal of Business Management & Social Sciences Research (2014)
  • Kerwin A. Livingstone, University of Guyana
Abstract

The curriculum is a very important document which details how learning and teaching is to be done. Since this document is a guide for learning, it must be properly planned, designed and developed, if it is to achieve success in its implementation stage. Bearing this in mind, this case study centres its attention on the analysis and evaluation of a Spanish course curriculum document from the University of Guyana. The aim of this paper is to highlight those areas that are deficient in the current course curriculum, analyse and revise them, and make recommendations for improvements. Information about the University of Guyana, along with its vision, mission and value statements are presented. Then, a discussion ensues on curriculum planning, designing and development, paying specific attention to what curriculum entails and all those issues that must be addressed if it is to have relevance and significance. A thorough study is conducted of the course curriculum, highlighting both the positives and the negatives. Subsequently, recommendations are made for changes to the course curriculum and conclusions are drawn from the report. The intention is that this new curriculum be used to revolutionise learning and teaching at the University of Guyana, and in all those Universities where learning and teaching is deficient.

Keywords
  • curriculum,
  • spanish translation,
  • constructive alignment,
  • curriculum planning,
  • curriculum design,
  • curriculum development,
  • higher education
Publication Date
May 15, 2014
Citation Information
Kerwin A. Livingstone. "Improving Curriculum Design and Development: A Case Study from the University of Guyana" Blue Ocean Research Journals - Journal of Business Management & Social Sciences Research Vol. 3 Iss. 4 (2014)
Available at: http://0-works.bepress.com.library.simmons.edu/kerwin_livingstone/37/