Applying curricula design principles to enhance students learning experience via in-class formative assessments

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    Abstract

    This research is focused on investigating the application of curricula design theories
    as means to improve the delivery of materials for Human Resource Management
    (HRM) subject in HND programmes. Analysis of HRM curricula set an emphasis
    on the relationship between the materials delivered in educational institutions
    and employability skills embraced by students required for further progression in
    academia or industry. The research has shown that students have the tendency
    to prioritise summative assessments by procrastinating, neglecting and lacking
    engagement and participation in class which will then negatively reflect upon
    students’ motivation and achievement levels. Therefore, this research seeks to
    explore the implications deriving from increasing the in- class formative assessments
    as part of curricula design in regards to enhancing students’ engagement,
    commitment and motivation. The author believes that strengthening the formative
    assessments together with summative assessments will contribute to a better
    learning experience, thus equip learners with adequate knowledge to assure smooth
    progression to more challenging academic programmes and/or industry related
    roles. The methodology of this research will rely on qualitative grounds, applying
    observations and focus groups as research techniques. Moreover, the data collected
    will be discussed and analysed embracing an interpretivism approach and elements
    of reliability and validity are also discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5-14
    JournalPractice and Research in Education
    Volume3
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 26 Nov 2016

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