Curriculum Design Change of the Industrial Engineering BA Program
Higher education institutions are complex adaptive systems that need to respond to environmental pressures in a flexible way in today’s dynamically changing environment. Resource dependency theory provides a framework to understand the process of adaption required to meet challenges. Based on the theory this paper introduces a case study presenting curriculum design change of Industrial Engineering BA program at the University of Pannonia, Hungary. The case study followed four steps of curriculum design change: reasons, design and development, teacher preparation and course design, and course evaluation. As a result of external and internal constraints the foreign language education and learning modules of the Industrial Engineering BA program had to be improved in 2009. After almost 3 years of offering a new foreign language introductory course the evaluation of the efficiency became necessary. Results show that learning module change has a positive effect on student activities of foreign language course enrolments and efficiency.
KeywordsHigh Education Institution Foreign Language Industrial Engineer Curriculum Design Resource Dependency
This paper was made under the project TÁMOP-4.2.2/B-10/1-2010-0025. The project is supported by the European Union and co-financed by the European Social Fund.
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