Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 8(12A), pp. 7539 - 7546
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.082538
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Theorising Itinerant Curriculum as the Pathway to Developing 4IR Skills in Nigerian Higher Education

Kehdinga George Fomunyam *
Teaching and Learning Development Centre, Mangosuthu University of Technology, South Africa


There are series of changes and transformations in the higher education domain globally and as a result of various economic and technological advances, there are immense opportunities for the higher education domain to improve activities, change the conduct of events and encourage research. With the changes assuming an evolutionary approach, it has moved from the first industrial revolution to the fourth industrial revolution. In the fourth industrial revolution, individuals will be able to transit between digital domains and offline reality by the apparatus of technologies to influence their lives. The fourth industrial revolution is driven by technologies such as automation, additive manufacturing and the industrial internet. Africa has not made serious achievements in line with the 21st century ideals and it lags behind in several indicators necessary for a digital revolution. An Itinerant curriculum is the future of curriculum studies, and it seeks to deterritorialize the curriculum theory by exploring new ways of thinking and feeling, finding approaches to produce new and different purposes of the mind. Findings from this study revealed that the higher educational curriculum as a result of British colonialism in Africa has contents that are foreign to the ideals of the region, and there is a need to consider local knowledge relevant to the needs and aspiration of Nigeria. The study therefore recommends that effort be intensified on leveraging on the fourth industrial revolution in Nigeria. Knowledge must be decolonized and deterritorialized so as to consider local knowledge critical to addressing the problems of this country in the light of the fourth industrial revolution.

Itinerant Curriculum, Fourth Industrial Revolution, Higher Education, Skills

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[1] Kehdinga George Fomunyam , "Theorising Itinerant Curriculum as the Pathway to Developing 4IR Skills in Nigerian Higher Education," Universal Journal of Educational Research, Vol. 8, No. 12A, pp. 7539 - 7546, 2020. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.082538.

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Kehdinga George Fomunyam (2020). Theorising Itinerant Curriculum as the Pathway to Developing 4IR Skills in Nigerian Higher Education. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 8(12A), 7539 - 7546. DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2020.082538.