The Director of the Unit, Dr. Eva Bowrin has indicated that their aim is to become as efficient as they possibly can and that is why they organized the training workshop.
“We are looking at where the gaps are so that we can put programmes in place to fill them in order to become even more efficient,” she stated.
Staff at the Curriculum Development Unit, Education Officers, Curriculum Review Committee members and other stakeholders were all present at the workshop which also looked at the phases of the curriculum development process, designing the philosophy and a vision that would guide the curriculum all of which was based on the national goals and the mission and vision of the Ministry of Education. They were also involved in making a national curriculum framework which would guide the further development and review of curriculum guides for St. Kitts and Nevis.
The workshop was facilitated by Dr. Cynthia Crump, Assistant Director of Education in charge of curriculum development in Antigua.
She said that her hope going forward is that the committee members and the Ministry of Education will work with teachers, principals and students, business places and other stakeholders to now become engaged in redesigning, reviewing the present curricula and developing it.
She added that one of the major aspects that the Ministry of Education is
looking at is getting educators to become more involved in research.
The workshop ran from 29th July to 1st August, 2013.