This book provides an accessible overview of the key issues surrounding the curriculum for all those working towards QTLS. Curriculum shapes the programs that are taught, dictates which students can have access to courses and lies at the heart of what teachers and trainers actually do. Examples and case studies throughout the book demonstrate these issues within working FE colleges, adult education centers and work-based learning contexts. It also offers succinct summaries of key theories and debates relating to the curriculum. This fully revised edition reflects the latest policies and thinking and now includes a glossary of useful terms. Key Features • Explains complex issues in clear and accessible language • Relates to a core component of most QTLS programs • Authentic case studies from a range of contexts • Promotes critical reflection on debates surrounding the curriculum

Evaluating the Curriculum

Evaluating the curriculum

By the End of this Chapter you should

  • have an understanding of evaluation methods, scope and rationale;
  • be able to discuss the roles of different stakeholders in the evaluation process;
  • have an awareness of some of the debates that surround evaluation in the lifelong learning sector.

Professional Standards

This chapter relates to the following Professional Standards:

Professional Values:

AS 5 The importance of reflecting on and evaluating own practice as teachers, tutors or trainers against the value base of QTLS.

ES5 Working with the systems and quality requirements of the organisation in relation to assessment and monitoring of learner progress.

Professional Knowledge and Understanding:

AK 5.1 The impact of own practice on individuals and their learning.

EK 5.1 The role of assessment and associated organisational procedures in relation to the ...

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