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Curriculum theory and practice

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David Brice

on 25 October 2012

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Transcript of Curriculum theory and practice

Curriculum theory and practice
Four ways of approaching curriculum theory Curriculum as a body of knowledge to be TRANSMITTED

Curriculum to achieve certain ends in students - PRODUCT

Curriculum as a PROCESS

Curriculum as PRAXIS Key Features and definition of the
Syllabus model Syllabus is a traditional model Syllabus means

A course leading to exams.

The subjects to be examined are set out in a document.

They tend to follow a traditional textbook approach. (Curzon 1985)

The syllabus is only concerned with content.

Education is only concerned with the way the syllabus is delivered/taught. (Blenkin 1992)

Many teachers in primary schools consider that the curriculum is not their concern. Conclusion
Curriculum theory links to the main forces in North American curriculum making -

Liberal Educators
Scientific curriculum makers

Developmental/ person centred

Social meliorists (radicals) Present environment rewards the productive and technical curriculum.

Not having a curriculum is frowned upon.

There is a temptation to be too focused on the curriculum.

However, Kleibart has hope that "things will change" !

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