Department of Curriculum And Instruction
Welcome to the Department of Curriculum and Instruction [C&I]. The name of the department is made by two words; Curriculum and Instruction. This is because there is a great relationship between curriculum and instruction. The curriculum is a design or roadmap for learning, and as such focuses on knowledge and skills that are judged important to learn. On the other hand, Instruction is the means by which that learning will be achieved. The C& I department is among the five (5) current departments within the Faculty of Education which seeks to research, develop, and implement curriculum changes that increase student achievement within and outside of schools. The department focuses on how students learn and the best ways to educate. The department is also interested in new trends in teaching and learning process. It equips the learners [teachers and those aspiring to become teachers] new and appropriate teaching techniques and approaches [pedagogical issues] for the purpose of meeting the needs of the 21st-century learner.
The courses within the department try to find answers to questions such as “why to teach”, “what to teach”, “how to teach” and “how to evaluate” in the instructional process. We anticipate that the graduate from the Department of C&I will be an exemplary teacher, teacher educator, and educational researcher in curriculum, instruction, supervision, and related areas. Further, the graduate will be in a position to promote a thriving intellectual community, recognized for high-quality research and scholarly contributions; exemplary undergraduate and graduate teaching; and professional service and leadership in and outside of Tanzania.