Curriculum GUIDELINES - Fifth Guideline
NEGOTIATE WITH THE UNIVERSITY TO FORMULATE A SUITABLE CURRICULUM WITH ACHIEVABLE GOALS TO MAXIMISE STUDENT POTENTIAL.
In order to maximise the academic potential and enhance the performance of CHAGAL students it is important that universities support the work of the preparatory institutions. Curricula of preparatory institutions should be discussed and negotiated with university representatives in order to set realistic and meaningful goals which enable students to succeed in their further studies.
Universities as institutions have an obligation to understand the difficulties international students face when starting their studies and should give adequate support. If there are limited resources at the preparatory institutions, sometimes a compromise has to be found between what universities want students to bring with them and what they can expect. The teaching methodology at university level might also have to be reflected upon and to be adapted.
Awareness has to be developed concerning the different learning demands posed by learning a second language, as compared to the acquisition of knowledge in a natural science discipline, for example.
- Regular meetings with university representatives teaching different subjects.
- Presentation/negotiation of course curricula to/with university representatives.
- Suggestions on how university courses could be modified to become more CHAGAL-student-friendly without giving up the course goals and objectives.
- Feedback about CHAGAL students’ performance by university representatives.