The Ministry of Education Creation of a global individual through the curriculum Three strategic priorities of the ministry Focus on the schools, Reform the Ministry, Involve the Ministry
Six essential learning outcomes Eight Core subject areas English, Spanish, Maths, Science,Socialstudies,Vapa,PhysicalEducation,Technology Education • Aesthetic expression • Technological competence • Citizenship • Communication • Problem solving • Personal development
Examining bodies Focus on CERTIFICATION High stakes testing • CXC Caribbean Examinations Council • Forms four-five • NCSE National Certificate Of Secondary • Education Forms 1-3, 4-5 • CAPE Caribbean Advanced Proficiency • Examination Form 6 • NEC Form 5 (National Examinations Council)
Evaluation and Assessment • Tests, • Standardised, Teacher made, Commercial • Measurement • Reliability,validity • Assessment • Grades, scores, marks etc • Evaluation • Certification
Technological competence Locate, adapt, create and share information using a variety of sources and technologies • Locate • Create • Adapt
Rubric Locate information Adapt information Share information
Communication—Present information and instructions clearly, logically, concisely and accurately for a variety of audiences
Problem solvingAcquire, process and interpret information critically to make informed decisions Acquire, process, interpret Critical decision making • Which is a good conductor of electricity? Design an experiment to prove which is the best conductor? • What are the processing and interpretation skills required to accomplish such an assignment?
Challenges of the teaching Learning environment • Teaching Environment • Research base for world of work—Technological competence • Hands –on experience for WOW—technologicalcompetence • Critical thinking experiences—communication and personal development competences. • Learning Environment • Capacity for linkages /integration among subject areas---Multi disciplinary /thematic Communication and Problem solving competences • Timing/informed research for practicum periods---data driven---personal development competence. • Relationships among industry and education---citizenship and esthetic expression.
Multiple intelligences---challenge of the teaching environment Linguistic/Interpersonal Mathematical/spatial • Teacher-student conference reports • Peer group reports—poster displa y • Cooperative learning projects • Documentation of projects –community service • Written descriptions of investigations • Reading skills checklists • Rough notes from computations • Brainteasers solved-samples • Story board of science projects • Three dimensional mockups • Diagrams, flow charts, mind maps, sketches • Samples of visual-spatial puzzles solved.
Summary • Curriculum process • Competences • Evaluation • Instruction