The project takes place as a continuation of the co-operation between Estonia, Georgia and UNICEF, which started in 2014. Within this co-operation, Estonia assisted Georgia in updating the national curricula of general education and teacher training curricula, and in piloting the renewed curricula in schools. By now, Georgia has an updated national curriculum for grades 1–10. This project is devoted to developing new national curriculum for grades 11–12. Duration of the project is June 2020 – June 2021.
Objective of the project:
Overall objective of the project is to contribute to updating the national curriculum for grades 11–12 in Georgia, to define the relevant policies and goals of upper secondary education, including goals related to further education and employability. Questions associated with organization of the study process, distribution of compulsory and optional subjects, the contents of the curriculum, developing assessment methods and the necessary instructional materials are the focus within this project.
Planned activities / role of Harno:
Development of Policy on upper-secondary education and the National Curriculum for upper-secondary education based on the policy (subject standards).
Development of the curriculum implementation guideline/manual.
Development of students’ assessment/complex tasks manual.
The project process and outcomes will be monitored and evaluated jointly by UNICEF and Estonian experts (Harno) in collaboration with the Georgian MoESCS based on agreed criteria. Estonian experts also provide Georgian partners with expertise and consultancy in the field of curriculum development and with knowledge concerning the best international practices.
There will be developed
Policy of upper secondary education that is in line with international best practices, creates opportunities for children to use their full potential, interests and prepare for further education, employment and life.
New, third generation National Curriculum for upper-secondary school, grades 11-12 that is based on Estonian and international best practices, supports development of 21st century skills and competencies and is logical continuation of the new National Curriculum of Georgia of basic school.
Manual for the implementation of the new National Curriculum of upper-secondary school, that allows the state to invest in preparation of teachers, resources, monitoring and evaluation system
The manual on students’ assessments/complex tasks.
Main partners: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia, UNICEF Georgia, Ministry of Education, Science, Culture and Sports of the Republic of Georgia, Ministry of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia.
Financing of the project: Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia through UNICEF Georgia