UNESCO Chair in Curriculum Development (860), established in 2009 at the University of Québec in Montreal (Canada)



Curriculum development, teacher education


  • To develop a theoretical and methodological framework in curriculum development according to the four pillars of contemporary reforms:

-a logic skills,

-a socio-constructivist perspective,

-focus on learners,

-an increased emphasis on training situations;

  • To set up strategies in order to insure the capacity-building of ministerial executives and educational practitioners in the field of curriculum development and implementation of educational system reforms;
  • To create, in partnership with existing networks, a community of practice for the exchange between experts in curricular from the South and the North.


Host Institution

University of Québec in Montréal (UQAM) (Canada)


Progress report 2009-2010 (short version)

UNESCO Sector / Office responsible for the Chair/Network



Contact : Prof.  Philippe Jonnaert, UNESCO Chairholder

Université du Québec à Montréal

Faculté des sciences, Département de mathématiques

Street CP8888, Succ. Centre-ville

City -Montréal, Qc.,

Country - H3C 3P8 Canada

Phone: (514) 987-3000 #5689, #3223

Fax. :(514) 987-8935

E-mail : jonnaert.philippe(at)