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Postgraduate Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development in Africa (Tanzania, November 2012)



The second Postgraduate Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development to take place in Africa will begin on 12 November 2012, in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. This initiative is being jointly implemented by UNESCO (IBE, BREDA and ED/HED/TED), the Open University of Tanzania (OUT) and the Tanzania Institute of Education (TIE).
Continuing the success of the 2011-2012 course, as well as its equivalent in Latin America, this Postgraduate Diploma aims to promote training and capacity development on curricular issues in Africa with an international comparative perspective, to contribute to the achievement of equitable quality education. It is a conceptual and methodological tool for strengthening capacities for curricular analysis, review, evaluation, design and development at macro, meso and micro levels of the education system, with an emphasis on the school level. The course is designed for education policymakers, planners, curriculum developers, teacher trainers, quality assurance officers, researchers, international staff and other partners in education at the local and regional levels. It is conducted on a part-time basis, including a two-week intensive session in which participants’ attendance is required, as well as distance learning activities within a timeframe of 30 weeks.
The course is based on the UNESCO-IBE’s "Training Tools for Curriculum Development: A Resource Pack" (TTCD), as well as additional resources tailored to the region, including an anthology reader of curriculum-related articles and handouts on curricular debates, policy dialogue and education reforms, inclusive education, the role of teachers and the role of assessment. Documents:






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