An example of evaluation in the development of a tertiary physics programme
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As stated in the introduction, an integral part of the philosophy of school or institutional based curriculum development is that staff involvement in ongoing evaluation will lead to programme improvement. In this case, the results outlined above were used by the staff as a basis for discussing the future structure of first year Physics courses at MSC. The outcome was that the rationale, design and implementation of the new course was adopted for the entire first year course. Development of the course continues.
KeywordsProgramme Improvement Curriculum Development Physic Programme Ongoing Evaluation Staff Involvement
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