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Training for learner-centred pedagogy and curriculum design agendas in staff development for PBL

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Staff development in higher education aims to work at two levels: to modify and transform the belief systems of teachers and to lead them towards flexibility and innovation from reflection and research and to impart procedural knowledge in terms of strategies that can be used in teaching-learning practice. Curriculum development for learner centred pedagogy requires a sophisticated understanding of discipline specific knowledge structures, the process of inquiry and mediation of learning. The authors illustrate this argument through an analysis of a pilot run of a series of training workshops on issues in PBL curriculum development in a Polytechnic in Singapore which is committed to PBL as the sole philosophical and methodological framework. The article explores issues such as: pre requisites and rationale for training design and content, expectations from the participants and possible training outcomes in such contexts.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Venkatachary, R., Le Vasan, M., & Freebody, P. (2009). Training for learner-centred pedagogy and curriculum design agendas in staff development for PBL. Kritika Kultura, (12), 70-89.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-65849476900

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 70

End Page


  • 89

Volume


Issue


  • 12

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Staff development in higher education aims to work at two levels: to modify and transform the belief systems of teachers and to lead them towards flexibility and innovation from reflection and research and to impart procedural knowledge in terms of strategies that can be used in teaching-learning practice. Curriculum development for learner centred pedagogy requires a sophisticated understanding of discipline specific knowledge structures, the process of inquiry and mediation of learning. The authors illustrate this argument through an analysis of a pilot run of a series of training workshops on issues in PBL curriculum development in a Polytechnic in Singapore which is committed to PBL as the sole philosophical and methodological framework. The article explores issues such as: pre requisites and rationale for training design and content, expectations from the participants and possible training outcomes in such contexts.

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Venkatachary, R., Le Vasan, M., & Freebody, P. (2009). Training for learner-centred pedagogy and curriculum design agendas in staff development for PBL. Kritika Kultura, (12), 70-89.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-65849476900

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 70

End Page


  • 89

Volume


Issue


  • 12

Place Of Publication