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DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/54/S22.010

HOW TO IMPROVE CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT THROUGH PROCESSES MODELING TECHNIQUE

E. FLEACA, C. SIMION, P. MIHAI
Tuesday 12 September 2017 by Libadmin2017

References: 17th International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2017, www.sgem.org, SGEM2017 Conference Proceedings, ISBN 978-619-7408-11-9 / ISSN 1314-2704, 29 June - 5 July, 2017, Vol. 17, Issue 54, 73-80 pp, DOI: 10.5593/sgem2017/54/S22.010

ABSTRACT

The Europe is facing serious challenges in terms of job creation and employability of young graduates, economic productivity, and sustainable growth, boosted by competition in the digital world and knowledge-based economy.
Higher education institutions represent key actors accountable for equipping students with relevant and up-to-date skills, fulfilling their capacity to drive innovation and to be better prepared for the transition to a circular economy.The curriculum development gains special attention since it represents the key means for acquiring and developing those skills essential for the performance and the modernization of the labor market.
The methodology aims to fulfill the research objectives by: i) performing a secondary research on the concept and evolution of process management developments as basis for the modeling technique; ii) mapping the curriculum development process within the high level educational processes; iii) modeling at detailed level the curriculum development process as key means for improving the educational offer. The research boundary is limited to the analysis of the designing phase of the curriculum development process and do not take into consideration the subsequent phases of implementing, monitoring and controlling, and adjusting, from the management cycle.
The results envisage a coherent and improved way of thinking in the curriculum development endeavor by highlighting the steps to be performed for designing an improved and up-to-date curriculum which mainstream the expectations of relevant stakeholders.The curriculum development process effectively facilitate the stakeholders’ understanding of the development flow of learning outcomes and related educational components, disciplines types and appropriate ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System) and finally the syllabus content.

Keywords: curriculum development, educational processes improvement, processes models