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Developing the Credit-Based Modular Curriculum in Higher Education : Challenge, Choice and Change - Mick Belts

Developing the Credit-Based Modular Curriculum in Higher Education

Challenge, Choice and Change

Paperback Published: 28th August 1998
ISBN: 9780750708906
Number Of Pages: 192

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Provides the information that many involved in higher education will need to help see them through post-Dearing curriculum development. The book describes some of the more common credit-based modular systems in practical language, for those institutions who wish to follow the CBMS path. Secondly it identifies the inherent problems that are created by CBMS approaches so that institutions can recognize, confront and overcome these dilemmas. The authors draw on their experience of developing and running one of the most sophisticated credit-based modular systems within the UK to point the way forward in a concise, accessible volume, which also contains standard forms for practical use.

List of Figuresp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. viii
Introductionp. 1
The Universal Curriculump. 13
Patterns of Provisionp. 15
Contained Provisionp. 17
Boundaried Provisionp. 18
Combined Modelp. 19
Negotiated Provisionp. 25
Organizing Flexibilityp. 27
Fields and Setsp. 28
Modules and Creditp. 35
Module Sizep. 35
Module Volumep. 38
Module Levelsp. 44
Module Learning Outcomesp. 49
Module Assessmentp. 51
Development and Implementationp. 57
Standards and Assessmentp. 59
Key Principlesp. 62
Examination Boardsp. 64
The Nature of Assessmentp. 67
Degree Classificationp. 70
Capitalizing on Flexibilityp. 75
Negotiated Programmesp. 75
Work-based Learningp. 79
The Accreditation of Prior and Experiential Learningp. 87
Definitions: APL and APELp. 87
Building Confidence in AP(E)Lp. 88
Issues of Management and Controlp. 90
Issues of the Relevance of Prior Learningp. 91
The Shelf-life of Prior Learning: Issues of Currencyp. 92
Credit Contributing to More Than One Award: Changing Mindsetsp. 93
How Much APEL? Integrating Prior and New Learningp. 96
Issues with Grades, Levels and Volumep. 99
Issues of Costing and Chargingp. 100
Issues for Full-time Studentsp. 101
Quality Mattersp. 103
Programme Validationp. 104
Individual Student Validationp. 109
Monitoringp. 113
Managing and Resourcing CBMSp. 117
Information Technologyp. 117
Resourcing and Planningp. 125
Higher Education in the Learning Society: Issues for Credit-based Modular Systemsp. 129
Case Studies in Credit-based Modular Systemsp. 139
Undergraduate Negotiated Programmesp. 141
Postgraduate Negotiated Programmesp. 148
An Approach to AP(E)Lp. 152
In-company Accreditationp. 156
Bibliographyp. 159
Indexp. 161
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ISBN: 9780750708906
ISBN-10: 0750708905
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 28th August 1998
Publisher: FALMER PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.42 x 15.75  x 1.17
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1