Curriculum Development By: May G. Malinao (Maed 505): Curriculum Development By: May G. Malinao ( Maed 505) What is Curriculum?: What is Curriculum? Curriculum is the set of courses, and their content, offered at a school or university . As an idea, curriculum came from the Latin word for race course , referring to the course of deeds and experiences through which children grow to become mature adults . A curriculum is prescriptive, and is based on a more general syllabus which merely specifies what topics must be understood and to what level to achieve a particular grade or standard. Curriculum has numerous definitions, which can be slightly confusing. In its broadest sense a curriculum may refer to all courses offered at a school. Curriculum Development: Curriculum Development Curriculum Development is a process systematically organizes what will be taught, who will be taught, and how it will be taught. Each component affects and interacts with other components. For example, what will be taught is affected by who is being taught (e.g., their stage of development in age, maturity, and education. The Curriculum Development Division : The Curriculum Development Division Responsibilities : Responsibilities In order to carry out the mandate to design, develop, implement, monitor, evaluate and review/renew curriculum, officers of the division must engage in a range of activities . PowerPoint Presentation: 1.Design, develop, review, evaluate and re-engineer curriculum for primary and secondary schools 2.Monitor and supervise the delivery of the curriculum in schools Conduct research and evaluation to determine the effectiveness and efficiency of the curriculum 3.Design and develop tests for lower secondary level in collaboration with the Division of Educational Research and Evaluation 4.Provide technical advice to the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) in the development of the Secondary Entrance Assessment examinations 5.Assist the Examinations Section of the Ministry of Education in conducting of CXC and Cambridge (‘O’ and ‘A’ levels) School-Based Assessments and practical examinations PowerPoint Presentation: 7.Support and monitor the work of Curriculum Facilitators assigned to the various subject areas 8.Assess the qualifications of applicants to determine their suitability for promotion or entry into the teaching service 9.Assist the Teaching Service Commission in conducting interviews to recruit new secondary school teachers and Heads of Departments in schools 10.Evaluate the curriculum-related resources of private educational institutions to advise on suitability for registration with the Ministry of Education PowerPoint Presentation: 11.Provide technical assistance to government and non-government institutions as required to provide curriculum input: e.g. Represent the Ministry of Education on inter-ministerial and NGO committees; Assist with co-curricular activities such as quizzes, competitions and fairs 12.Plan and implement school sporting activities in education districts and at the national level 13.Manage an in-service teacher education programme to maintain an adequate supply of competent and qualified teachers PowerPoint Presentation: 14.Advise on matters relevant to educational policy as well as curriculum planning, designing, implementation and evaluation 15.Provide technical advice on the facilities, equipment and instructional materials to support the curriculum 16.Assist the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) with conducting their activities such as curriculum subject area planning and student assessment. How do philosophy, psychology, history and society influence the development of that Curriculum?: How do philosophy, psychology, history and society influence the development of that Curriculum? Answer: It can related to our daily life and it affect in our development in curriculum. It can study of some particular approaches it will give strength to the student prior knowledge.