Cascade-sea: Computer Assisted Curriculum Analysis, Design & Evaluation for Science Education in Africa.

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    Abstract

    The CASCADE-SEA program aims to support curriculum development within the context of secondary level science and mathematics education in sub-Saharan Africa. This project focuses on the iterative design of a computer-based curriculum development support system for the creation of classroom materials. Through this process, developers hope to gain a better understanding of curriculum development within this context, in addition to creating a product that is valid, practical and effective. The CASCADE-SEA endeavor is rooted in the notion that teacher development and curriculum development occur simultaneously, even synergistically. Thus, the prototyping process takes place through inter-related study of teacher professional development and curriculum development in the arenas of mathematics and science education in southern Africa. This chapter discusses the origins of CASCADE-SEA as well as the first three episodes of its prototyping process.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDesign Approaches & Tools in Education & Training
    EditorsJan van den Akker, Robert Maribe, Kent Gustafson, Nienke Nieveen, Tjeerd Plomp
    Place of PublicationDordrecht
    PublisherKluwer
    Pages225-233
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)978-94-011-4255-7
    ISBN (Print)978-94-010-5845-2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

    Keywords

    • METIS-136107

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    McKenney, S. (1999). Cascade-sea: Computer Assisted Curriculum Analysis, Design & Evaluation for Science Education in Africa. In J. van den Akker, R. Maribe, K. Gustafson, N. Nieveen, & T. Plomp (Eds.), Design Approaches & Tools in Education & Training (pp. 225-233). Dordrecht: Kluwer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-4255-7_19