A methodology for discipline-specific curriculum development

Yeomans, SR and Atrens, A (2001) A methodology for discipline-specific curriculum development. International Journal of Engineering Education, 17 6: 518-528.

Author Yeomans, SR
Atrens, A
Title A methodology for discipline-specific curriculum development
Journal name International Journal of Engineering Education   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0949-149X
Publication date 2001
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 17
Issue 6
Start page 518
End page 528
Total pages 11
Editor Michael Wald
Place of publication Ireland
Publisher Tempus Publications
Collection year 2001
Language eng
Subject C1
330000 Education
740300 Higher Education
Abstract A methodology and framework for discipline-specific curriculum development in a local context is described. These activities, as part of the Thailand-Australia Science and Engineering Assistance Project, were in response to a needs analysis for curriculum assistance to a number of publicly-funded Thai universities in the engineering priority area of Materials Processing and Manufacturing. The paper outlines a strategy for the delivery of a centralised curriculum development workshop for academic staff follow-up visits and local curriculum activities with participating universities, and the presentation of technical short courses as guidance for such activity in other settings and/or discipline areas. This paper is part of a process of documentation so that others can apply the developed methodology and framework for curriculum development. While the paper is a report on curriculum activities in a particular setting, it is written in a manner that allows application of the methodology to other settings. The reader is advised that each curriculum activity needs to adopt a methodology and strategy to fit the particular circumstances being considered To assist in applying this approach elsewhere, a description of the various steps in the curriculum process, and typical responses to some of the more global issues, have been presented. Full details are available in the various TASEAP reports prepared by the authors. Specific detail has been omitted where this detail does not provide any information for generalized consumption.
Keyword Education, Scientific Disciplines
Engineering, Multidisciplinary
Q-Index Code C1

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Mechanical & Mining Engineering Publications
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