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Cooperative curriculum development and mechanisms to ensure continued relevance

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dc.contributor.author Baird, Deon P.
dc.contributor.author Groenewald, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned 2009-09-04T08:25:38Z
dc.date.available 2009-09-04T08:25:38Z
dc.date.issued 1999-07
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10500/2575
dc.description Conference paper en
dc.description Groenewald, T & Baird, DP. 1999 'Cooperative curriculum development and mechanisms to ensure continued relevance in the World Association of Cooperative Education. 11th world conference. The Global Workforce Strategies for the Future, July 1999, Washington, DC. [http://www.waceinc.org/pdf/Baird]
dc.description.abstract Co-operative education as practised by technikons in South Africa involves far more than the placements of students for experiential learning and the administrative systems supporting it. This paper elaborates on two very important aspects of co-operative education, namely co operative curriculum development and continuous consultation. Schneider's original philosophical basis for co-operative education is revisited. The potential deeper learning is emphasised and the importance of reflected learning highlighted. The latter is directly linked to curriculum development. The economic performance, needs and demands of a country tend to be directly influenced by the curricula of the country's education system. The relevance of the marketing concept and the similarity between curriculum development (education) and product development (an aspect of the marketing mix) are illustrated. The present curriculum development process for technikons in South Africa is outlined in this paper. Because technikon curricula are industry-focused, continuous consultation is of the utmost importance to ensure continued relevance. Significant changes are foreseen for the technikon curriculum development process due to the introduction of the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and the new National Qualifications Framework (NQF). en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher World Association of Cooperative Education en
dc.subject Cooperative education en
dc.subject Technikons en
dc.subject Experiential learning en
dc.subject Curriculum development en
dc.subject Continuous consultation en
dc.subject Deep learning en
dc.subject Reflected learning en
dc.subject Marketing concept en
dc.subject South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) en
dc.subject National Qualifications Framework (NQF) en
dc.subject Industry-focused en
dc.title Cooperative curriculum development and mechanisms to ensure continued relevance en
dc.type Other en


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