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Towards making university education relevant to social needs through curriculum reviews.

Katunguka, Samwiri

Abstract:

This article discusses Makerere University efforts of innovations through curriculum reviews that were aimed at transforming its programmes from those considered too theoretical towards those considered practical and able to solve society problems. It draws examples from the faculties of medicine, education, technology, agriculture and veterinary sciences. It narrates experiences as well as challenges encounted. Some of the challenges included scaling up the field attachments to all university programmes, sustainability beyond donor support, recognising and rewarding the human resource contributions from outside the university, and students placements for field attachments. It concludes with suggestions for the way forward.

 

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Title of Paper: Towards making university education relevant to social needs through curriculum reviews.
Publisher: National Council of Higher Education
City: Kampala


Date:2005
Document Type:Other
Subject Area:Teaching and Learning
Country:Uganda
Keywords:Curriculum Reform, Curriculum Changes, Innovation and Higher Education, Innovation, Problem Based Learning PBL, Problem Solving, Makerere University, Uganda


File Size:36 KB
Rights:Permission granted by author and publisher
Date Added:14 January 2008


Katunguka, Samwiri (2005). Towards making university education relevant to social needs through curriculum reviews, The Uganda Higher Education Review: Journal of the National Council for Higher Education vol.2 no. 2 October 2005