|Curriculum Outlines and Toolkits|
AAPS is in the process of developing course outlines and toolkits, which planning schools may use free of charge to help with their curricular development processes. This initiative fits within the larger AAPS project of Revitalising Planning Education in Africa.
This project is still in process. To date the following resources are available:
AAPS POSTGRADUATE CURRICULUM FRAME
A set of guidelines for the development of postgraduate planning curricula was developed during and following the AAPS 2010 Conference held in Dar es Salaam. These guidelines are designed to be flexible enough to allow adaptation and implementation in a range of contexts. The development of the curriculum frame was informed by the background paper prepared for the same conference, also downloadable below:
PLANNING COURSE OUTLINES
An outline for a course in Planning Law has been developed by Stephen Berrisford.
Stephen is a planning law and policy consultant with extensive experience of land development processes on the African continent. Stephen holds a Masters in City and Regional Planning from the University of Cape Town (South Africa) and an MPhil (Land Economy) from the University of Cambridge (United Kingdom). He has worked in sectors including urban and rural land reform, planning law and policy, urban renewal, sustainable forest management, water resource management and biodiversity planning, in nine African countries.
An outline for an educational studio on solid waste management in low- and middle-income countries is also available for download. This has been developed by Libby McDonald (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, posted with permission).
CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT TOOLKITS
Each 'toolkit' is a set of definitions, descriptions, case studies (including best practices), course/lesson/project outlines and references designed to facilitate curriculum revision, course development and teaching of a particular educational theme.
These toolkits have been developed as open-ended, adaptable and transposable online resources. In other words:
They also seek to provide a basis for the formulation of a planning curriculum and teaching approach that encourages:
To date the following thematic toolkits are available: