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Register now for the Latin America Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development (starting August 2013 in Uruguay)



For the fourth consecutive year, the IBE, the Catholic University of Uruguay (UCU) and the UNESCO Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and the Caribbean (UNESCO/OREALC) are jointly organizing the Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development in Latin America. The course will start in August 2013 in Montevideo, Uruguay, with an intensive two-week face-to-face session and will then move on to a thirty-week online phase throughout the academic year. The Diploma provides training and capacity development on curricular issues 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. This year, the course is made by two specializations: (a) compulsory education (from childhood to secondary education) and (b) higher education and teacher education (teacher training institutes and universities). The Diploma is intended for diverse audiences including education policymakers, planners, curriculum developers, educators, principals, supervisors, teacher trainers, quality assurance officers, researchers, international staff and other partners in education at the local and regional levels. Previous participants have reported high appreciation for the international component of the Diploma, which allowed them to exchange with counterparts from all over Latin America.  The course is based on the UNESCO-IBE’s "Training Tools for Curriculum Development: A Resource Pack" (TTCD) and associated thematic modules (i.e. school-based curricula and competency-based approaches), as well as additional resources tailored to the region, including an anthology of curriculum-related articles and hand-outs on curricular debates, policy dialogue, education reforms, inclusive education, the role of teachers and the role of assessment. Contact: Isabela Varela, Coordinator of the Diploma:

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