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A framework for describing and comparing courses and curricula

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DatePublished - 1 Jun 2007
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Curriculum and course planning is a key step in developing quality educational programs, but current practices very often lack a systematic approach. This article addresses this issue by refining and expanding the concept of Testable, Reusable Unit of Cognition (Truc). The methodology allows modeling courses and verifying compliance of a given course to a given description. It also makes it possible to describe precisely what students have previously learned and, as a result, adapt the teaching to their specific needs. The article presents a case study of comparing a subset of two introductory programming textbooks and describes the application TrucStudio that supports the methodology.

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  • course comparison,curriculum design,knowledge modeling

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