This article investigates the process of curriculum renewal in a faculty of education. I report on my
own experiences as the initiator of the change to the Bachelor of Education curriculum. When colleges
of education were incorporated into higher education institutions, some faculties of education were relocated
to these campuses. This move brought to the fore the debate of whether it is better for a faculty
of education itself to offer all the content in an education degree, or to outsource subject specialisations
apart from Education to discipline-specific departments in other faculties.
The existing curricula and the recommendations of an internal audit were interrogated as a first step
towards change. The idea was to strengthen the subject specialisation knowledge of the students through
the involvement of the discipline-specific or specialist faculties and simultaneously include a social justice
framework for the delivery of the programmes.
Design research methodology was used to analyse the process of curriculum renewal in the Faculty
of Education. In order to analyse the existing curriculum, a process of document review was used. The
final curriculum was negotiated with staff members and its compliance with the Higher Education
Qualifications Framework is provided.