UNESCO Presentation on Postgraduate Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development to General Conference Participants
The International Bureau of Education (IBE), UNESCO’s specialized institute in the area of curriculum development, will deliver an engaging and interactive presentation on its flagship training programme, the Postgraduate Diploma in Curriculum Design and Development (Diploma). The presentation will offer an overview of the Diploma, which will include information on its background, structure, core content and target audience. Delegates will be able to participate in a Q&A session with an alumna of the programme to share her learning experiences and professional practice since graduating. Attendees will also have the opportunity to experience the course first-hand through access to sample training materials and computer workstations equipped with programme content. Member States and other interested observers are welcome to attend this mini-conference.
Through the Diploma, the IBE supports Member States by developing a critical mass of curriculum professionals who will be able to make effective and informed decisions aimed at achieving quality curriculum products through coherent and sustainable processes. The Diploma is a post graduate course developed by the IBE, partners within UNESCO and universities in Uruguay and Tanzania that employs a hybrid approach to learning about core curricular concepts, combining face-to-face sessions with distance learning activities over a period of nine months. The Diploma not only focuses on improving professionals’ capacities under a long-term vision, but also supports processes of curriculum reform and development at various levels of an education system through applying a global-regional-national approach to learning. Since 2010, a total of 234 participants from 46 countries across the world have attended the Diploma courses. Participants have consistently offered positive feedback regarding how the Diploma has positively impacted their professional experiences.