FOCI-VII: Eskişehir Osmangazi University – May, 2013

FOCI-VII @ Eskişehir Osmangazi University

STANDARDIZATION: WHAT ARE WE SACRIFICING?

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Dates:   9am-5pm Thursday 9th May  and Friday 10th May 2013

Venue:  EskişehirOsmangaziUniversity, Meşelik Campus.

THEME FOR FOCI-VI: Standardization: what are we sacrificing?

We make efforts to ensure that all our learners are provided with the best possible materials, teaching methods and fair and objective assessment procedures. But does this mean we should strive for uniformity in the delivery of curriculum so that every learner’s experience is identical?  What do we mean by “standardization”? How and to what extent are our programmes standardized?  Is there room to meet individual learners’ needs? What are the implications for teacher and learner autonomy? Are teaching and learning being sacrificed in the name of standardization? Can the curriculum allow for standardization without sacrificing teacher and/or learner autonomy?

This FOCI event attempted to clarify the concept of “standardization” and its effects on the curriculum.

The presentations for the four focus groups are available on the following links:

FOCI VII_ESOGU_FOCUS GROUP 1

FOCI VII_ESOGU_FOCUS GROUP 2

FOCI VII_ESOGU_FOCUS GROUP 3

FOCI VII_ESOGU_FOCUS GROUP 4

You can see the brainstormed “things to take away”  from the final round-up session by clicking here.

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