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Developing capacity in ongoing curriculum reform in Kenya



The following activities took place at the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) (Nairobi, Kenya, 26 September-7 October 2016):
1. Training for teacher trainers in the concepts and practices of competency-based approaches (26-30 September),
2. A policy dialogue with stakeholders on ongoing curriculum reform (3-4 October),
3. A training for textbook publishers in the development of instructional materials in different subject areas (5-7 October).
The aim was to enable participants to:
1. Revisit educational goals and problems within their environments in a common competency framework;
2. Assess current policies impact on the curriculum reform process and envisage change;
3. Close gaps between policies, curriculum, teacher training and learning assessment with regard to the understanding and practices of competency approach;
4. Develop concrete learning, teaching and testing materials within a common competency framework.
By the end of the training, participants’ learning outcomes were demonstrated through various activities including the identification and development of a target competency within the participants’ contexts, the drafting of sample training programmes / textbook sections, to be jointly revised and submitted to the KICD.