Huge success for new Postgraduate diploma in curriculum design and development
The interest for enrolling in the new Postgraduate diploma in curriculum design and development at the Tanzania Institute of Education has been overwhelming.
“It is a great success,” says Hassana Alidou, chief of section in UNESCO Dakar, who together with colleagues has developed the new Postgraduate diploma in curriculum design and development at the Tanzania Institute of Education.
The course takes off this week in Tanzania during a training workshop (from 17-25 October 2011). All 49 places in the course are full and people are asking to come on waiting lists for a second edition of the course.
Participants come from 14 countries, as well as UNESCO and private students.
Critical mass of expertise
“The high demand shows that the course corresponds to the needs of countries,” explains Alidou.”We hope that such high level of demand will make the course sustainable.”
The Postgraduate Diploma is a major step forward for basic education in Africa. It is part of the UNESCO-backed Basic Education in Africa Programme called BEAP, in which curriculum change has always been at the centre of attention.
The hope is that the Diploma will build a critical mass of curriculum expertise at national and international level.
The Diploma is developed with the expertise of IBE, UNESCO’s institute specialized in curriculum issues and has been accredited by the Tanzania Commission for Universities (TCU). The course is conducted in English and combines face-to-face and online components.