Aims of Competency Based Curriculum course

Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD) has developed a Competence Based Curriculum (CBC) for learners in Early Years Education and Middle School. The CBC is anchored in the Basic Education Curriculum Framework (BECF), which is the roadmap guiding curriculum reform in Kenya.  This online course has been developed in order to induct curriculum implementers such as teachers, headteachers, Curriculum Support Officers and Quality Assurance and Standard Officers to implement CBC efficiently and effectively.  The course is developed with an understanding that Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) improve learning outcomes in all learning areas. In addition, ICTs enable the use of interdisciplinary skills and competencies such as critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration, innovation and creativity.

This online course adds value by facilitating collaboration among and between the participants during and after this professional development intervention. The ability to create and participate in communities of practice will ensure that the learning is ongoing and that participants develop the competence of learning to learn. The course is flexible and enables the participants to learn at their own time and pace.  It provides them with an opportunity to access content and participate in professional development activities within their local contexts.


The course makes an assumption that you have some basic competence in digital literacy. This competence is among the core competencies of the Competence Based Curriculum (CBC). Undertaking this course online will enhance this competence.

Course Curriculum

Module 1 - Overview of Basic Education Curriculum
Module overview. Details FREE 00:00:00
SESSION 1: Introduction to the Basic Education Curriculum Framework Details FREE 00:00:00
SESSION 2: Organisation of Basic Education Details FREE 00:00:00
Module 2- Interpretation of the Curriculum Design
Module Overview Details FREE 00:00:00
SESSION 1: Introduction to curriculum design Details FREE 00:00:00
SESSION 2: National Goals and Learning Outcomes Details 00:00:00
SESSION 3:Learning Experiences Details 00:00:00
SESSION 4: Inquiry Based Learning Details FREE 00:00:00
SESSION 5: Learning Resources Details FREE 00:00:00
Session 6: Competency Based Assessment Details FREE 00:00:00
Quiz 00:10:00
End of Module 2 Quiz 00:05:19
Module 3 - Professional Documents
Session 1 : Professional Documents Details FREE 00:00:00
End of Module 3 Quiz 00:10:00
Session 1: Digital literacy Details FREE 00:00:00
Session 2: Integrating ICT into a lesson Details FREE 00:00:00
Session 3: Developing an ICT Integrated lesson Details FREE 00:00:00
End of Module 4 SELF TEST /QUIZ 00:10:00
Module 5 :Learning Areas
Module 6 :Action Research
Action Research module overview Details 00:00:00
Session 1: Problem identification Details FREE 00:00:00
Session 2: Devise the plan Details 00:00:00
Session 3: Act and observe Details 00:00:00
Session 4: Reflect Details 00:00:00
End of Module 4 – SELF TEST 00:15:00