Designing a Competency-Based Curriculum Model for Student Teachers in the Development of Social Science Education

Document Type : Research Paper


1 Faculty member of Payam Noor University and PhD student of Curriculum Planning Department, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Sciences, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Sciences, Marand Branch, Islamic Azad University, Marand, Iran

4 Associate Professor, Department of Educational Sciences, Tabriz Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tabriz, Iran



The purpose of this study was to design a competency-based curriculum design model for student-teachers in the development of social science education. The present study was applied in terms of purpose and qualitative in terms of implementation method. The statistical population included professors and elites in the field of sociology and the field of curriculum planning and professors of Farhangian University. 17 people were selected as the sample size by purposive sampling method based on the theoretical saturation rule. Semi-structured interviews were used to collect data. Data obtained from interviews were analyzed using MAXQDA tool and coding method. After coding, a suitable model for a competency-based curriculum was designed for the student-teacher of Farhangian University in the social studies course. The findings were validated in two ways. First, the whole coding process was given to 3 participants in the research and 3 experienced experts in the field of quality work outside the research, and they were asked to express their views and opinions, which in some cases were corrected. Also, for the reliability of the results, 2 colleagues with experience were asked to randomly codify 3 interviews from the beginning, which resulted in a coding agreement coefficient of 0.84. The findings of this study showed the characteristics of competency-based curriculum elements for purpose, content, learning activities, and teaching-learning teaching methods and evaluation, respectively. The results of this research can be used for Farhangian University staff and in educational programs.


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