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Reflections on Curriculum Development, Pedagogy and Assessment by a New Academic

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  • Don J. Webber

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New members of academic teaching staff will encounter any number of issues and problems in their first year and many will not know how to teach. This paper discusses the naivety of a new academic, issues encountered in the first year of a lecturing post and the efforts put into writing and compiling a new, core, final year, undergraduate module. Experiences of curriculum development, pedagogy and assessment are explored and reflections based on the knowledge accumulated from attendance on a Professional Development Programme are presented. Emphasis rests on the design and implementation of the module, with specific focus on intentions, content, assessment and delivery.

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  • Don J. Webber, 2005. "Reflections on Curriculum Development, Pedagogy and Assessment by a New Academic," International Review of Economic Education, Economics Network, University of Bristol, vol. 4(1), pages 58-73.
  • Handle: RePEc:che:ireepp:v:4:y:2005:i:1:p:58-73
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    1. Jill Caviglia-Harris & Brian Hill, 2010. "Assessment Plan and Design: A Model for Enhancing Instruction in Economics Courses," International Review of Economic Education, Economics Network, University of Bristol, vol. 9(1), pages 10-30.
    2. Naseem Yousif Hanna Lallo & Mohamd Hisyam Selamat, 2012. "Developing Accounting Information System Course Content for Iraqi Higher Education Institution: An Instrument Design," International Journal of Business and Social Research, MIR Center for Socio-Economic Research, vol. 2(1), pages 66-80, February.

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