||Definition and Concept of curriculum Studies in Technical Skills.
||*Narrow definitions, Broad definitions and Midway definitions of Curriculum
-*Characteristics of good Curriculum definition
-*The official curriculum, Actual curriculum, Null curriculum, Informal or Co-curriculum, Hidden curriculum, Enacted curriculum, Experienced curriculum and Unintended curriculum.
-*Curriculum and Society, Curriculum and education, Curriculum and syllabus, Curriculum and instruction (Dualistic, Interlocking, Concentric and Circular models).
-*Meanings of Curriculum development: Curriculum Planning, Curriculum construction, Curriculum design, Curriculum improvement/change and Curriculum development.
-*Principles of building/composing the Curriculum development team.
-*Conditions for effective functioning of curriculum development teams.
|§ Search in sources such as: Khan Academy, Coursera, Udemy, MOOCs to demonstrate and discuss concepts of curriculum
§ Conduct series of seminars on the subtopic with student teachers as the main presenters.
§ Keep records of student teachers’ experience in portfolios.
||Models of Curriculum Development
||Curriculum development models:
§ The objective models
§ Linear models
§ Circular models
§ Kerr’s models
§ Integrated Model
§ Skillbeck’s models
§ CESAC models
§ Walkers’ deliberative models, etc.
|-*Search in sources such as: Khan Academy, Coursera, Udemy, MOOCs to demonstrate and discuss concepts of curriculum
-*Conduct series of seminars on the subtopic with student teachers as the main presenters.
-*Keep records of student teachers’ experience In portfolios.
||Stages in the Curriculum Development Process
||Stages of Curriculum Dev. Process:
§ Situation Analysis
§ Curriculum Aims
§ Goals and objectives
§ Selection of Learning experiences and content.
§ Organization of Content
§ Curriculum evaluation,
§ Patterns of curriculum organization (the Subject, Experience, Integrated and common core curricular)
§ Principles and processes of curriculum implementation and evaluation.
|§ use sources such as: Khan Academy, Coursera, Udemy, MOOCs to find out more about stages of curriculum development.
§ use interactive multimedia presentations to examine the stages lists in the subtopic.
§ Conduct Power point presentation on the stages of curriculum development as the main topic.
||Comparative Analysis of Curricula
||§ Comparative analysis of various technical syllabi for JUNIOR HIGH school and TECHNICAL INSTITUTE level from different countries and review them to reflect contemporary trend.
||Organize students into groups and task them to use their knowledge and skills to develop technical skills syllabus for junior High School (Ghana, Nigeria, Gambia).