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Research Article | Open Access
Volume 14 2022 | .
Requirements for building the Curriculum development and modernization center at the university of Baghdad
Assist. Prof. Dr. Nasreen Jawad Sharqi
Pages: 2310-2330
Researchers and specialists in educational affairs confirm that curricula, instructional practices, and school and classroom environments shape the student experience. There exists no easy fix to improve learning, but the low learning outcomes in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region call for a push across many aspects of the educational process—from curricula (content), to instruction (process), to assessment (evaluation). Modernizing curricula means moving from an expectation that students will memorize facts, rules, and procedures to an expectation that they will develop a broader range of higher-order skills to solve problems and think creatively— skills aligning better with students’ lifelong needs and to the communities and economies in which they live. Modernizing assessment systems can help countries move from a focus on rote memorization and credentials (as commonly seen in the high-stakes exit examinations in the region) to the use of assessments for deeper forms of learning and regular classroom assessments for timely feedback to students and teachers. Based on the foregoing, there is no doubt that Iraq, especially the University of Baghdad, needs to establish a center for the development and modernization of curricula in a way that provides the educational process in Iraq with the necessary requirements.
Curriculum Development, Modernization Center, Educational, Modernizing Assessment, Students & Teachers.