Curriculum review: from theory to practice / Saidatul Akmar Zainal Abidin …[et al.]

Zainal Abidin, Saidatul Akmar and Abdullah, Normah and Jamil, Asiah and Ramlan, Zarina Suriya (2017) Curriculum review: from theory to practice / Saidatul Akmar Zainal Abidin …[et al.]. International Journal of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics (IJMAL), 1 (1). pp. 35-42. ISSN 2600-7266

Abstract

Currently, education is facing overwhelming challenges in terms of the generation of students that the universities are taking in and the demands of the industry. This is propagated further by the enhancement of modern technology. Therefore, the courses offered in universities must ensure that graduates are ready for the working world and a good well rounded curriculum is needed to achieve this. In Malaysia, the body governing academic quality is the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) and they require curriculums to be reviewed every 3 – 5 years to ensure their relevance to industry requirements. A curriculum usually undergoes years of ‘trials’ and changes before a sound one can be produced. In essence, a curriculum needs to be reviewed for the following reasons; the dynamic nature of a curriculum, to keep abreast with new approaches in learning and teaching and best practices in teaching strategies. Students need to be trained and well-exposed to meet the challenges of the globalised world and function well at the workplace. Due to these reasons, the paper discusses the processes involved in reviewing a curriculum. A program from the Academy of Language Studies in UiTM Malaysia was selected as a case to highlight the stages, challenges and outcomes of the review.

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Item Type: Article
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Zainal Abidin, Saidatul Akmar
saidatul078@salam.uitm.edu.my
Abdullah, Normah
norma034@salam.uitm.edu.my
Jamil, Asiah
asiah778@salam.uitm.edu.my
Ramlan, Zarina Suriya
zarinas@salam.uitm.edu.my
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Curriculum
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Educational tests and measurements
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Academy of Language Studies
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics (IJMAL)
UiTM Journal Collections: UiTM Journal > International Journal of Modern Language and Applied Linguistics (IJMAL)
ISSN: 2600-7266
Volume: 1
Number: 1
Page Range: pp. 35-42
Keywords: curriculum review, Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA), best practices
Date: August 2017
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/43292
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