Curriculum Development in Higher Education using Open Education Practices Across the Mediterranean: OpenMed

Katherine Wimpenny, Isidro Jariego, Fabio Nascimbeni, Saida Affouneh, Ahmed Alkamari, Daniel Villar-Onrubia, Ayman Eldieb

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OpenMed: Opening up education in South Mediterranean countries’ involves five higher education (HE) partners from Europe and nine from the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The project is focused on how Open Educational Practices (OEP) can support curriculum development for the enhancement and accessibility of HE in the MENA. In this paper we present the key findings about how OpenMed, through the project phases conducted to date, has focused on understanding the cultural context of the partners’ education institutions and practices in promoting bottom-up and top-down approaches to the sustainable integration of OEP for curriculum development. This has included gathering and analysing case studies of OEP globally, and in particular in the MENA; the organization of regional forums to encourage priorities for change; and the multi-national design and pilot implementation of a ‘training of trainers’ course for promoting academic capacity building in OEP. The approaches and methodologies used have resulted from conversations among experts and project partners with different national, linguistic and educational backgrounds. Further, the value of instigating policy change for OEP at a national and institutional level will also be explained, including how such declarations of intent are driving forward the next stages of the project.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)(in press)
Number of pages32
JournalJournal of Curriculum Studies
Volume(in press)
Publication statusSubmitted - 28 May 2018

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Keywords

  • Currciulum development
  • Policy
  • Open Education Practices (OEP)
  • International learning
  • Intercultural learning

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Wimpenny, K., Jariego, I., Nascimbeni, F., Affouneh, S., Alkamari, A., Villar-Onrubia, D., & Eldieb, A. (2018). Curriculum Development in Higher Education using Open Education Practices Across the Mediterranean: OpenMed. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Curriculum Development in Higher Education using Open Education Practices Across the Mediterranean: OpenMed. / Wimpenny, Katherine; Jariego, Isidro; Nascimbeni, Fabio; Affouneh, Saida; Alkamari, Ahmed; Villar-Onrubia, Daniel; Eldieb, Ayman.

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Wimpenny, Katherine ; Jariego, Isidro ; Nascimbeni, Fabio ; Affouneh, Saida ; Alkamari, Ahmed ; Villar-Onrubia, Daniel ; Eldieb, Ayman. / Curriculum Development in Higher Education using Open Education Practices Across the Mediterranean: OpenMed. In: Journal of Curriculum Studies. 2018 ; Vol. (in press). pp. (in press).
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