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Reflecting on the Alignment of Curriculum and Pedagogy in Education

Armstrong, Ann C. and Waqailiti, Ledua and Sarai, Vulori (2021) Reflecting on the Alignment of Curriculum and Pedagogy in Education. Directions: Journal of Educational Studies, Special Issue, 35 (1). pp. 38-52. ISSN 1011-5846

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Abstract

The focus of this paper is a curriculum alignment exercise undertaken by the School of Education at the University of the South Pacific. The aim of that exercise was to enhance the curriculum by methodically aligning the University’s graduate outcomes with the teacher education programme outcomes, through to course learning outcomes and associated assessments. As educators, we speak to students through the curriculum (the heart) and pedagogy (the soul) of education. If there is misalignment, the heart and soul do not connect in the manner that they should. Through the work on alignment and the associated process of inquiry into our teaching, we sought to engage with our colleagues in the School and work through the issues that we experience on a daily basis. It was a deeply reflective time and using vignettes from our experiences intertwined with documentary analysis, we capture the process of re-engagement and the establishment of connective links. As educators in the Pacific, we trace this journey as leaders and implementers of the curriculum and identify the insights that we learnt along the way so that they may add to the understanding of others who may be on a similar journey.

Item Type: Journal Article
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
Depositing User: Fulori Nainoca - Waqairagata
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2021 22:30
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2021 22:30
URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/12905
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