The Future of Education

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Curriculum Evaluation of Jazz Studies Program, Faculty of Music, Silpakorn University, Thailand

Kittitach Sumpowthong, Silpakorn University (Thailand)


This research entitled evaluation of Jazz Studies Program in Faculty of Music, Silpakorn University, Thailand is a mixed-method design study. Objectives of this study aim to review, evaluate and revise the Jazz Program in the academic year 2020. According to the national education strategy, the regular five-year review is assigned. The AUN-QA and OBE have been applied as a framework for an evaluation. CIPP model is used for tool development which is included context, input, process, and product evaluation. Participants of this study are all stakeholders divided into 3 groups: 1) administrative staff and lecturers 2) year 3 and 4 of jazz students 3) external stakeholders: employers. A total of 109 participants were selected using purposive sampling and self-administered questionnaire was used as a tool for data collection. The data collected was analyzed by frequencies, percentages, means, and standard deviations. In-depth interviews with key stakeholders were also carried out. Content analysis was used to explore qualitative data. Quantitative findings, on a scale 1-5, produced satisfied quality in 4 categories (context, input, process, and product) with category means of more than 4.0 (total of 5). Furthermore, qualitative data produced on development in the future that backward design should be concerned. Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) and Course. Learning Outcomes (CLOs) of the program should be identified through course reviews. Recommendations for the curriculum development should reflect on the change in context of national and international Jazz music. Relevancy of local and universal music dimensions is suggested in particular culture and economy. Entrepreneurship, music design and media are more preferred in the future of jazz music industry.

Keywords: Curriculum Evaluation, CIPP Model, Jazz Study, Undergraduate Program.


  • Asian University Network Quality Assurance (2015). Guide to AUN-QA assessment at program level version 3.0. Bangkok: Chulalongkorn University.
  • Stufflebeam, D. L., & Zhang, G. (2017). The CIPP evaluation model: how to evaluate for improvement and accountability. The Guilford Press.
  • Sumpowthong, K. (2020). Research Report of Jazz Studies Curriculum Evaluation. Bangkok: Faculty of Music, Silpakorn University.

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