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Curriculum theory and practice
Transcript of 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 -
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" !