Formative Approaches to Constructing Syllabuses for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations

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  • Cherryl Stephens Caribbean Examinations Council

Keywords:

Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations, Curriculum Development, Syllabuses, Caribbean

Abstract

This paper examines the approaches used to construct syllabuses for the Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE). These approaches are described as formative. Two principles undergrid the major activities that drive syllabus development using this approach - the iterative and the widely consultative process, and the use of data from a variety of sources as a feedback mechanism. This formative approach to syllabus construction produces a document that is culturally relevant, authentic, and "fit for purpose."

Author Biography

Cherryl Stephens, Caribbean Examinations Council

Western Zone Office, Assistant Registrar/Syllabus Development

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