To support the capacity building of Eswatini National Curriculum Centre, Curriculum Designers on emerging CSE and health and wellbeing knowledge, skills, values and attitudes. The purpose of the capacity building exercise is to enable Curriculum Designers to integrate the emerging issues into the primary school curriculum. This event will be held from the 15th -18th, September, 2020.
The introduction of CBE availed an opportunity for the LSE to be systematically integrated into the new CBE curriculum. The CBE Curriculum is currently being rolled out progressively per grade, per year. The integration of LSE in the CBE curriculum was done by aligning the CBE syllabus topics per grade level to the ITGSE ones. To systematically do this a matrix was developed, topics and themes relevant to those in the syllabi were identified and drawn from the ITGSE and mapped in the CBE/LSE matrix per grade level. This was to ensure that topics and themes spiral progressively per grade level and that the integration aligns with the subject context.
In addition to this a one-day capacity building workshop for Lower Primary Panel (LPP) members on the integration of CSE in the primary school competency based education (CBE) curriculum, will be held on the 25th-26th September, 2020. The initiation of CBE called for the establishment of a Lower Primary Panel (LPP). The purpose of the panel is to ensure that the lower primary CBE curriculum and methodologies in the teaching and learning materials are suitable and appropriate for learners at this level. This is in terms of age and developmental stages of the learners. In light of this the LPP is mandated to review, assess and approve the lower primary curriculum and instructional materials, which are developed by Curriculum Designers for this level.