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Curriculum Engineering: A South African Case

Show simple item record Ramdass, Kemlall 2017-06-27T07:02:26Z 2017-06-27T07:02:26Z 2016-10-01
dc.identifier.citation Ramdass, Kemlall (2016) Curriculum Engineering: A South African Case. IEEE Proceedings of PICMET '16: Technology Management for Social Innovation en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-5090-3595-3
dc.description.abstract Constructive alignment of curricula in terms of content, formative and summative assessments are imperative for student success in higher education and career pursuit. The development of curricula in an open distance learning context also considers notional hours and credits through institutional guidelines. All formal qualifications are approved by the Council of Higher Education and registered with South African Qualifications Framework, therefore cognizance is taken of portability of qualifications and learning pathways. Articulation is an important facet of curriculum development with regards to student learning progression from undergraduate to postgraduate studies. Curriculum review and the review cycle considers comparability, response to Higher Education Qualifications Framework (HEQF), national and international benchmarks, professional bodies such as the Engineering Council of South Africa (ECSA), Sector Education and Training Authorities (SETA), student and employer feedback and market trends. The institution follows a team approach in curriculum development with consultation from all internal and external stakeholders. In view of the theme of the conference which has a focus on technological innovation a range of resources are provided to create an enabling environment for students to be successful in their studies through open distance learning. Curriculum implementation evaluates the financial viability, alignment to the vision and mission of the institution and market penetration as well as the pedagogy and technology applicable for the qualification. This paper aims to evaluate a curriculum in open distance learning (ODL) in terms of programme offering using a case study methodology. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher IEEE en
dc.subject curriculum en
dc.subject engineering en
dc.subject constructive alignment en
dc.subject pedagogy en
dc.title Curriculum Engineering: A South African Case en
dc.type Article en
dc.description.department Mechanical and Industrial Engineering en

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