Science Curriculum Specialist

Apply by 7 January 2013
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 30 November 2012

Job Description

SCIENCE CURRICULUM SPECIALIST, UGANDA, World Bank Project - CURASSE - A senior-level Science Curriculum Specialist is required for the CURASSE project in Uganda.

The work will require intermittant inputs from mid-January 2013 to the end of November 2014.

The CURASSE project within the Ministry of Education and Sport’s National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) is concerned with initiating a shift from an old (and tried and trusted) model of secondary education, which was designed for a minority of children in order to prepare them for higher education and public service, to a broader, more inclusive curriculum designed to satisfy the needs of all abilities. 70% of graduating primary level students now progress to Lower Secondary School (LS). To ensure that all students completing the four year LS programme possess that range of capabilities necessary for post-LS success in their chosen track, there is a need to re-conceptualise the curriculum.

The responsibilities of the Science Curriculum Specialist will include (but are not be limited to):

*Assisting with the process of developing a new lower secondary curriculum framework *Form a curriculum team for the Science Learning Area *Conduct a series of workshops to design curriculum statements *Develop the principles that govern the structure and design of the Science Learning Area for S1 to S4 *Guide the development of the Science Learning Area statements and programmes of study for the four years of a reformed Lower Secondary School Curriculum *Define the scope, sequence, and conceptual progression for the Science Learning Area *Produce, in collaboration with the Science Learning Area Team, a completed curriculum statement for the Science Learning Area *Work in collaboration with the Teacher Support Consultant to design and contribute to a programme of teacher support for the dissemination of the new Science programme of work and the associated textbooks, at the S1-S4 levels *Help to develop the assessment framework for the Science Learning Area *Produce progress reports for the Science Learning Area, as required, and contribute to the regular CURASSE progress reports to be compiled by the project team *Assist the Science Learning Area team to generate exemplar learning material extracts for piloting at S1 level, evaluate the trial, and then compile a report to inform subsequent work *Contribute to the development of new textbooks for the Science Learning Area

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