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Annual International curriculum conference




Reconceptualising curriculum in the 21st century for socio-economic Transformation




26th to 27th April 2023

About the conference

The ever-changing education environment and the labour market demands of the 21st century arising from ICT revolution, emerging of pandemics, climate change, gender and innovations have caused inefficiencies in the curriculum process. This calls for educationists to rethink how the curriculum should be designed and implemented to ensure the acquisition of the desired knowledge, skills, values and attitudes for social economic transformation.  However, there is lack of a coherent framework on curriculum design, development, implementation and assessment resulting from changes within and out of the education environment. This is important for educationists across the globe to advance strategies for holistic learning to ensure the achievement of the desired competencies.

Purpose of the conference

Bring together stakeholders in education to share experiences and best practices on curriculum-related matters to be adapted to various contexts nationally and globally.

The specific objectives of the conference are to:

  • Interrogate curriculum innovations, philosophies, and approaches that address the education needs of the 21st century
  • Evaluate contemporary pedagogies applicable to the learner in the context of Africa.
  • Analyse the concept of assessment and evaluation of the curriculum in changing education environment
  • Promote collaboration between NCDC and other stakeholders for the achievement of quality and inclusive education through curriculum design and development

Thematic areas

  • The 21st-century curriculum (design and development, implementation, assessment and evaluation, innovations, skills and pedagogies)
  • Localisation and decolonisation of the curriculum in Africa
  • The ICT revolution in Education
  • Competency based curriculum development and implementation
  • Quality education for socio-economic transformation
  • Stakeholders’ involvement in education
  • Global Trends in Educational Reforms
  • Current and future financing for Curriculum development and implementation

Key timelines:

Submission of abstract: 30th December 2022

Notice of acceptance of abstract: 07th January 2023

Early Registration deadline: 15th February 2023

Submission of full paper: 28th February 2023

Notice of acceptance of full paper: 15th March 2023

Late Registration deadline: 10th April 2023

Submission of presentation slides: 17th April 2023.

Instructions to Authors for submission of abstracts/papers

  • The paper abstract should have the introduction, aim/purpose, objectives, methods, findings, implications, conclusions, and recommendations in 100-250 words
  • The author should give at most 5 keywords below the abstract.
  • The manuscripts should have between 3,500- and 8000-words excluding references
  • Language: English;
  • Margins: 25 mm margins all around; Line spacing: 1.5
  • Alignment: Justified
  • Font, Times New Roman 12; Line spacing of 1.5 across all sections of the manuscript
  • The recommendations should not have abbreviations and citations of literature.
  • Footnotes and endnotes are not accepted.
  • Referencing, APA style 7th edition.
  • Headings and sub-headings within the text should be short and clear. Only three levels of sub-headings per section will be accepted.
  • Tables, photos, graphs and figures should be chronologically numbered and followed by short explanatory text/notes
  • Paragraphs should be separated by double spacing and not indented.
  • Authors: First name, initials, surname, affiliations and e-mail address.
  • The file name should have your name and country and should be a word doc and not PDF.
  • Images: High-resolution Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPEG or JPG) format.
  • Full Papers should be submitted in the following format:
  1. The title page should include: The Title of the paper, Names, affiliation, Complete postal address(es), Telephone numbers, E-mail address
  2. The next page should include: Title of the paper, Abstract, Keywords (terms) that describe the paper
  3. The detailed manuscript should include the following sections: Introduction/motivation, Problem investigated, Research objectives and questions/or hypotheses, Literature review, Research Methodology, Results/findings, discussion, Implications, conclusions, recommendation and limitations.
  • Abstracts/papers will be published in conference proceedings

Papers/abstracts should be submitted to:

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  • Papers submitted will be double-blind peer reviewed by the Editorial Committee
  • Only original papers that have never been submitted to any conference or for publication in any format or journal should be submitted.
  • If an abstract is accepted, the author will be required to send a full-text paper, including results, tables, figures and references.
  • At least one author should register and attend the conference to present the paper.
  • An author is not allowed to present  more than two papers
  • Authors are requested to do a plagiarism test of the paper before submission as they will be fully liable for any cases of plagiarism.
  • Any paper found to have plagiarised work will be automatically disqualified.

Session format:

The conference will take place over two days and is structured in plenary keynote addresses, panels, paper presentations, and preceding workshops as below;

  • Paper: 15 minutes presentation and 15 minutes for question and answer
  • Workshops: In-depth training or learning experiences
  • Innovations: Showcase and exhibit at the conference and innovation

Conference registration:

Registration fees cover admission to conference sessions, lunch, and coffee breaks


Account Name: NCDC Royalty

Account Number: 9030005961431

Bank Name: Stanbic Bank

Brach: Kyambogo


Currency: US Dollar       

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