The new senior syllabuses
will encourage critical thinking, creative thinking, communication, collaboration, personal and social skills and ICT skills.
This paper aims to highlight the differences between procedural and task syllabuses
and argue that despite the similarities between them, they are not one and the same thing.
A debate on introducing the subject of human rights in school and university syllabuses
is nothing new in the Kingdom.
Both the 2000 and 2006 certificate syllabuses
are available to download from www.
The aim of the changes, so we are told, is "a positive move in terms of helping all students to succeed", thus confirming our suspicion that the whole aim of making exam syllabuses
progressively easier is to make sure that, ultimately, nobody fails.
It offered a wonderful opportunity for university and school teachers to come together to create new courses which sustained the best of past A-level syllabuses
but added elements and perspectives more appropriate to the twenty-first century.
Maybe the most recent are the pressures being exerted by both the National Society for Human Rights (NSHR) and the Human Rights Commission (HRC) that want to include their programs in the syllabuses
of both general and university education.
The major steps of the development, the background and the main problems are observed: project of the Estonian mathematics syllabus from 1989; first mathematics syllabuses
recommended by the Ministry of Education in 1990s; establishment of the new syllabuses
(1991-1996); evolution of a curriculum-style less-prescribing syllabus; evolution of the syllabus after 1996; application and analysis of 1996 syllabus; evolution of the syllabus after 1996; transition syllabus from 2002 (currently effective official syllabus); syllabus development since 2002.