Emp 201: Curriculum Development Question Paper

Emp 201: Curriculum Development 

Course:Diploma In Primary Teacher Education

Institution: Kenyatta University question papers

Exam Year:2017



KENYATTA UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS 2017/2018
FIRST SEMESTER EXAMINATION FOR THE DIPLOMA IN PRIMARY TEACHER EDUCATION
EMP 201: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
DATE: MONDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 2017 TIME: 2.00 P.m. – 4.00 p.m. INSTRUCTIONS:
Answer ALL questions in section A
Answer TWO questions in section B
Use Kenyatta University booklets provided.
SECTION A: 30 MARKS
1. a) State TWO reasons why the society should be involved in curriculum development.(2 marks)
b) State two ways through which our school curriculum is used to promote national unity. (2 marks)
c) Give two importance of learning resources during curriculum implementation. (2 marks)
d) Explain the two levels in which learning experiences can be organized within a subject. (4 marks)
e) State two reasons why curriculum innovation is indispensable. (2 marks)
f) Explain two ways in which sociological foundations influence school curriculum in Kenya. (4 marks)
g) Highlight four purposes of curriculum evaluation. (4 marks)
h) Identify two activities during the project formulation stage of curriculum development process.(2 marks)
i) List four problems of curriculum design. (4 marks)
j) Outline two reasons why curriculum implementation may fail. (2 marks)
k) Explain two sources of objectives. (2 marks)
SECTION B: 40 MARKS
2. To what extent is the design, planning and development of the school curriculum in Kenya influenced by philosophical foundations of curriculum. (20 marks)
3. a) Describe how the broad field design has been applied in primary school education in Kenya. (8 marks)
b) Discuss how Ralph Tyler (1949) objective model has influenced curriculum development in Kenya. (12 marks)
4. a) Explain the characteristics of the R,D & D and PS models of curriculum innovation. (8 marks)
b) Explain the role of the teacher in curriculum development process. (12 marks)
5. a) State four principles of instructional evaluation. (2 marks)
b) “Examinations are a necessary evil in the education system in Kenya”.
Discuss this statement giving relevant examples. (8 marks)
c) Explain five barriers to curriculum implementation. (10 marks)
















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