Changes made to curriculum is more interaction based: Education
September 8, 2014 7:14 pm
The Education Ministry will continue to make changes to the curriculum to enhance education.
Curriculum Development Unit director Seci Waqabaca says the ministry has come up with a more interactive teaching methods rather than having a teacher doing all the work in classrooms.
“So the child now determines their learning. The child through the enquiry, its enquiry based..It’s through this that the child is able to discover himself and learn. At the same time, the teacher is able to take a step back and they facilitate learning in that regard. So the child the child is now able to learn at their own pace.”
Waqabaca says this change means students have to do class projects or tasks – called Class Based Assessment – which are then evaluated by a teacher.
“The student CBAs is now left entirely on the teachers. The teacher as facilitator of learning they determine the number of CBA. Of course with the endorsement of the principal or the school head.”
Since 2003, the Education Ministry has been consulting stakeholders to gauge whether the school curriculum is effective.
Last year, it decided to come up with a syllabus that has more student involvement.