Curriculum Implementation Calendar 2022
What is Curriculum Implementation?
Teachers are the main curriculum implementers, while at the same time students, parents, school administrators can be directly or indirectly involved in the implementation process
Curriculum implementation refers to how teachers deliver instruction and assessment through the use of specified resources provided in a curriculum.
Curriculum designs generally provide instructional suggestions, scripts, lesson plans, and assessment options related to a set of objectives.
Such designs focus on consistency to help teachers successfully implement and maintain the curricular structure in order to meet various objectives
1. Learning Motivation:
Driving influences from internal (intrinsic) or external (extrinsic) forces that give students power to learn effectively. Teachers are the best source of motivation in the teaching-learning interaction.
2. Teachers’ Beliefs:
A set of strong feelings and attitudes of teachers about things that can affect the teaching-learning interaction. What teachers believe in have direct implication on the teaching-learning transaction.
3. Curriculum Planning:
Is the process of structuring academic experiences, using expertise knowledge of the teacher. It is the activity which teachers get involved in before the actual implementation.
4. Curriculum Implementation:
This term refers to the act of working out the plans and suggestions that have been made by curriculum specialists and subject experts in a classroom or school setting.
Teachers are the main curriculum implementers, while at the same time students, parents, school administrators can be directly or indirectly involved in the implementation process.
5. Curriculum Development:
This is the initial stage of curriculum processes whereby curriculum specialists sit down to propose innovative and creative suggestions for various educational experiences and programs.
6. Instructional Technology:
This term refers to creative and innovative use of available instructional resources such as materials, resources and facilities in a way that teaching is simplified and learning is maximized.
7. Teacher Motivation:
Driving influences from internal (intrinsic) or external (extrinsic) forces that give teachers power to run their daily routine.
8. Role of the Teacher:
Specified duties that students, parents, school administration and society at large expect teachers to perform. Apart from teaching, teachers have additional duties such as role modeling to perform.
9. Curriculum Innovation:
Creative initiatives in curriculum planning and implementation processes by learners, teachers and curriculum specialists.
Curriculum Implementation Calendar 2022
This curriculum implementation calendar is the initiative by the President’s Office Regional Administration and Local Government and Ministry of Education, Science and Technology to ensure that the curriculum is implemented at its best. It has been prepared by considering the national school calendar for the year 2022.
The school calendar has two terms, in which each term has one short and long break. Every teacher is required to use this curriculum implementation calendar in preparation of the scheme of work.
The concept of curriculum implementation calendar Curriculum implantation calendar is a tool outlining general competence and specific competence as per specific subject syllabus. For each specific competence, this calendar is showing number of periods, month, week and date for attaining it. This calendar is for both public and private schools.
The rationale of curriculum implementation calendar
This calendar will help in harmonising what is supposed to be taught for a specified time across the country. If adhered to all students will learn the same specific competence at the same time.
Also, this will help education coordinators and supervisors to identify weaknesses in teaching of a specific subject. Apart from that, this calendar will help in assessments of topics taught in a given time.
The structure of curriculum implementation calendar Curriculum implementation calendar has six (6) main parts namely; main topic, sub topic, number of periods, month, week and date.
These parts are described as follows.
Topic: General content of the subject matter that are expected to be taught in order to develop the intended competences.
Sub topic: These are similar units of the topic that have been arranged in a logical order to facilitate teaching and learning process.
Number of periods: This is a total number of periods required to teach a specific competence as per subtopic. These periods have been adopted from the subject syllabi although for some cases number of periods has been added or deducted to match with number of teaching and learning days as per school calendar.
Month: This is the month in which a specific competence or subtopic is supposed to be taught.
Week: These are five workdays in a month under which a process of teaching and learning will take place.
Date: This is a specific day of the month in which teaching and learning will take place.
This calendar is a roadmap which will help a teacher to access his/her pace in teaching a specific competence as per subject syllabus.
It is suggested that a teacher must timely finish all topics and subtopics as indicated in this calendar. Internal and external quality assurers will use this calendar to access the efficiency of the teacher in fulfilling his/her responsibilities.