THEORETICAL FUNDAMENTS OF MODERNIZATION UNIVERSITY CURRICULUM FOR AGRICULTURAL DISCIPLINES. EXAMPLES OF GOOD PRACTICE FOR MANAGEMENT OF REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine (ROMANIA)
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Appears in: EDULEARN14 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Conference name: 6th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies
Dates: 7-9 July, 2014
Location: Barcelona, Spain
Abstract:An important component of the higher education reform is represented by the university curriculum focused on competences based on the postmodern society demands. The paper render a concept operational in the university area regarding the modernization of curriculum focused on competences with explicit examples in the area of sustainable management.
By continuing the older preoccupations (Stanciu M.,1999, 2003), the communication has as a hypothesis the systemic-holistic paradigm of school curriculum. It also valorizes the theoretical contributions (De Ketele J.-M.,1996; Roegiers X., 2001; Perrenoud Ph., 2002; Allal L., 2002; Tardif J., 2006; Jonnaert Ph., 2009) regarding the training for acquiring competences from a socio-constructivist perspective.
The paradigm of higher education curriculum centered on competences allows the understanding of the complex process influenced by didactics (Chevallard Y.,1985 ; Develay M., Meirieu Ph.,1998 ; Perrenoud Ph., 1995) ; the centering of the university didactic process on student’s needs and interests; the promotion of teaching strategies with high training values; the use of NTIC in didactic process (e-learning, 3 D); development of meta-cognitive competences (Stanciu M., 2009); emphasis of demarches for formative evaluation (Colet N.-R., Romainville M., 2006).
Drafting a real methodological guide, the paper could be valorized by central institution and universities in order to get a quality management for the higher education process. Hence, suggestions on modernization of initial and continuous training process of university professors could be an outcome as well. These aspects can foster the development of a university pedagogical structure in Romania.
Keywords: Curriculum, competences, systemic-holistic paradigm, management of regional development, quality management.