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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE ON CURRICULUM DESIGN AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT

A. Name of the Institute

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNICAL TEACHERS TRAINING AND RESEARCH, TARAMANI P.O., CHENNAI ­ 600 113. [An Autonomous Institute under Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India] Taramani, Chennai ­ 600 113, INDIA. ADVANCED CERTIFICATE ON "CURRICULUM DESIGN AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT" From 03-08-2011 to 27-09-2011 8 weeks / 2 months

B. Name/title of the Course

C. Proposed Dates and Duration of the Course in weeks / months D. Eligibility Criteria for Participants 1. Educational Qualification

Applicants for this course must

Have a degree or diploma in engineering /

technology or in any vocational field

Have a good proficiency in spoken, written and

comprehension of English which is the medium of instruction 2. Work Experience

Have a minimum of three years experience in

teaching / training. 3. Age Limit 4. Target group (Level of participants and target ministry/department etc. may be identified)

Preferably not more than 45 years

Practicing teachers / industrial trainers, curriculum

developers / planners and or administrators in technical and vocational education.

Officials of Vocational Schools / Colleges of

Engineering Education / Industrial / Technical / Directorates of Technical / Professional Education / Ministries of Education / Industry.

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E. Aims & Objectives of the Course

The course aims at developing appropriate competencies for curriculum design and development of appropriate instructional materials. Objectives: Analyse the various models and methodologies for design and development of curricula for evolving appropriate adaptations to suit the needs of one's own institutional efficiency and effectiveness. Formulate a frame work for the Instructional Design and Delivery System and its sub systems to enhance instructional efficiency and effectiveness. Design, develop and validate a wide range of instructional materials and media to effectively cater to different teaching­learning situations. Evolve strategies of successful implementation of new curricula and programmes. Generate country specific strategies for specific problems in the area of Curriculum Design and Instructional Materials Development. Generate appropriate models for curriculum evaluation with particular emphasis on ensuring relevance, adequacy and effectiveness.

F. Details / Content of the Course (detailed Course Profile enclosed)

Courses of Study Curriculum Design Instructional Material Development (IMD) Curriculum Evaluation Testing and Evaluation Instructional Media Instructional Video Production Instructional Methods Computer Applications in IMD Project Work and Seminar The performance of the participants will be regularly assessed through assignments, group activities and project work and Seminar.

G. Mode of Evaluation of Performance of the ITEC Participant

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ADVANCED CERTIFICATE ON CURRICULUM DESIGN AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS DEVELOPMENT COURSE PROFILE Curriculum forms the basis of any formal academic educational system and is equally important for vocational education and training. Curriculum development is a multi-faceted activity with identification of the content, selecting appropriate instructional methods, and evaluation of the learner forming its many dimensions. Curriculum development is not an open ended process, with curriculum implementation and curriculum evaluation completing the cycle. NITTTR, Chennai has experience of several decades in curriculum development, curriculum evaluation and instructional material development which was gained through the mandated curriculum revision process for polytechnics, consultancy projects and academic research in curriculum related areas. The Institute wish to share its expertise and experience with the overseas participants and the Advanced Certificate course on Curriculum Design & Instructional Materials Development is designed achieve this goal. Educational planners, vocational school, industrial training institute, technical college and university teachers, curriculum planners and educational administrators will benefit from the programme. The participants will have plenty of opportunity for discussions, group exercises, case studies, hands on practice, sharing of peer experiences and institutional visits, as a part of the programme. Detailed Course Content: Curriculum design: Curriculum Development ­ Systems Approach, Curriculum for: Vocational Education, Technical Education; Needs Analysis, Job Analysis, DACUM Process, Task Analysis, Content Structuring, Instructional Objectives and Competence, Competency Based Education, Evaluation, Qualifications Framework, Accreditation, Environmental Studies ­ Curriculum Model. Instructional Material Development: Introduction to Instructional materials, types, uses, problems and issues. A model for instructional materials development. Generation of objectives ­ Educational Objectives ­ general and specific objectives ­ Different approaches ­ Mager ­ Grunland. Student Centered Instructional Materials ­ Classification of Instructional Materials ­ Characteristics of instructional materials ­ Guidelines for generation ­ Textbooks ­ Workbooks ­ Drawing materials ­ Laboratory manuals ­ Workshop manuals Process of large-scale preparation of print materials ­ Different reprographic processes ­ cyclostyling ­ letterpress ­ photocopying ­ offset printing ­ modern automatic duplicators ­ Desk Top Publication (DTP). Planning for Production of Instructional Materials for Technical & Vocational Education ­ Cost effective strategies for Instructional Material Generation ­ Issues on IMD.

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Instructional Material Evaluation ­ Evaluation of printed materials ­ objectives of printed materials ­ evaluation aspects ­ contents ­ illustrations, problems ­ language ­ layout ­ references ­ items / questions / exercises. Formative evaluation ­ Summative evaluation ­ revision ­ updating ­ enriching Management of Instructional Materials Production, Centres ­ Vision Mission, Goals, Objectives, Organizational structure ­ Leadership ­ Human relations ­ Personnel ­ Resources ­ Grants ­ Cost estimation ­ Budget ­ Layout, equipments ­ Innovation ­ Marketing of materials. Curriculum Evaluation: Definitions of Evaluation ­ Curriculum Evaluation ­ Monitoring Implementation and Evaluation of Curricula ­ Models of Curriculum Evaluation ­ CIPP Model ­ Stake's Model ­ Other Contemporary Models ­ Steps in Curriculum Evaluation ­ Review of Curriculum Evaluation Studies ­ Sampling ­ Guidelines for Questionnaire Development ­ Guidelines for Conducting Interviews ­ Data analysis ­ Preparation and Summarisation of Data ­ Preparation of Evaluation Report. Testing and Evaluation: Basics of Evaluation ­ Characteristics of testing tool ­ Item generation and framing of questions ­ Table of specification ­ Analysis of Question paper ­ Scientific method of design of question paper ­ Evaluation of performance skills ­ Evaluation of attitude and behaviour ­ Case studies Instructional Media: Overview on Instructional Media, Classification of Media, Practice on Development of PowerPoint Presentations, Need for Animation, Simple Graphics & Animation Development using Photoshop & Flash. Instructional Video Production: Script writing fundamentals ­ Video production equipments ­ Video production system ­ Post production and Editing Instructional Methods: Teacher Centered Instructional Methods ­ Lecture Method ­ Lecture Demonstration ­ Demonstration ­ Interactive Instructional Methods ­ Class Discussion ­ Discussion groups ­ Project method ­ Peer coaching ­ Individualised Instructional Methods ­ Programmed Instruction ­ Modularised Instruction ­ Computer Assisted Learning ­ Distance Education Modes ­ Experiential Learning ­ Field Visits / Trips ­ Laboratory work / Workshop practices ­ Role Playing ­ Games and Simulations ­ Factors to consider while selecting Instructional Strategy ­ Matching methods to Learning outcomes

Computer Applications in IMD: Overview of ICT applications in Education ­ Advantages and demerits of Self Instructional Materials ­ Production of SIM ­ Modern Instructional methods of for ICT based Education ­ MS Office packages ­ Lab practices Project work: In any one of the above areas, for a problem relevant for the participant's country / organisation.

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