Cebu Normal University to recalibrate curriculum under new normal
CEBU CITY, June 16 (PIA) — One of the top state universities in the region, Cebu Normal University (CNU), is recalibrating its current curriculum in moving forward to the new normal.
During the recent “Peer Talks”, a virtual online learning discussion initiated by the Regional Development Council-Social Development Committee (RDC-SDC), CNU President Dr. Filomena T. Dayagbil shared that the university is set to redefine their teaching learning design to ensure the delivery of quality education amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through an online survey participated by 4,000 CNU students, faculty members and staff, the university was able to identify scenarios and themes that will shape their recalibrated curriculum.
The survey revealed that there is a need for the university to map the most essential curricular programs, incorporate innovative and flexible learning delivery, with consideration to the learners’ and teachers’ capacity.
This is in accordance to the different situations of the university’s stakeholders.
To address this need, CNU in partnership with the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) initiated a module development and capacity building for faculty members.
In addition, Dayagbil also highlighted that the university is looking at developing not just student-friendly online courses but other alternative education delivery models that will best respond to the needs of the different categories the learners are in.
This includes the use of ebooks, sharing of learning materials, reduced number of school days and the shift from actual industry, clinical or teaching client exposure to virtual simulated on the job training.
Dayagbil also added that there will be a series of transitions in technology adaptation across areas to ensure no one is left behind. (jktm/PIA7)