The Effectiveness of Goal-free Evaluation in Curriculum Development and in Quality Assurance Process

Ekaterine Pipia

Abstract


The desire to demonstrate educational quality and the emphasis on accountability in curriculum development focuses on the
need of goal-free evaluation, which stresses the role of evaluators in the process of seeking the unintended and undesirable
consequences of the curriculum as well as intended ones. The concern of goal-free evaluation is to provide precise information
that helps curriculum developers
make necessary changes to enhance the quality of education (Briggs, 2007). The
paper
outlines
goal-free evaluation as
critical because faculty must understand how well students have made sense of what they
encounter
in the program.
Therefore,
the role
of the
faculty
is
to
collect,
analyze and employ this qualitative
data for good

decision-making
regarding
curriculum
development.
The
research revealed that
the process of
seeking the
unintended and

undesirable
consequences of the curriculum as well as intended ones is of great importance in shaping quality education.


Keywords


Curriculum Development, Curriculum Design, Decision-Making, Goal-Free Evaluation, Instructional Process Quality Education

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