Curriculum redesign: Perspectives from two chemistry courses of contrasting nature at the National Institute of Education
Yan, Y. K., & Xu, Y. (1996, November). Curriculum redesign: Perspectives from two chemistry courses of contrasting nature at the National Institute of Education. Paper presented at the ERA-AARE Joint Conference, Singapore.
This paper concerns curriculum redesign for active learning in two chemistry courses at the National Institute of Education. The redesign involves mainly the re-structuring of content to emphasise the essential knowledge. Teaching strategies, learner activities, and instructional media that facilitate student engagement with the course material and encourage the adoption of scientific reasoning and problem-solving approaches are also suggested. In addition, changes in the mode of assessment of the courses that reflect the new foci of the curricula are proposed.