Curriculum Studies
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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Department of Curriculum Studies​​​​​


The Department of Curriculum Studies strives for academic excellence in the context of curriculum studies as a scientific field.

This vision is informed by the following values:

  • Integrated scholarship
  • Critical stance
  • Transformative practice
  • Respect for diversity of people and ideas
  • Participative leadership
  • Financial sustainability

 The vision is actualised by striving for:

  • Seamless integration of research, teaching and community interaction
  • Critical and responsive attitude to national curriculum policy and international tendencies
  • Innovative contributions to curriculum inquiry
  • The creation of a climate and space for critical discussion and collegial interaction
  • Continuous sustainable management practices (financial, staff, students, in/output)

Major areas of inquiry are:

  • Curriculum theory: Approaches
  • Curriculum management and policy: Management of change | Leadership
  • Environment and community: Technology | Democratisation of curricula
  • Language and communication: Conceptualisation | Literacy (verbal and visual)
  • Learning and Teaching: Assessment and evaluation | Learners | Learning Theory | Educators
  • Learning materials (development): Content analysis | Sources | Programmes