Curriculum

Curriculum

The term curriculum refers to the lessons and academic content taught in a school or in a specific course or program. In dictionaries, the curriculum is often defined as the courses offered by a school, but it is rarely used in such a general sense in schools.

 

Depending on how broadly educators define or employ the term, curriculum typically refers to the knowledge and skills students are expected to learn, which includes the learning standards or learning objectives they are expected to meet; the units and lessons that teachers teach; the assignments and projects given to students; the books, materials, videos, presentations, and readings used in a course; and the tests, assessments, and other methods used to evaluate student learning.

 

An individual teacher’s curriculum, for example, would be the specific learning standards, lessons, assignments, and materials used to organize and teach a particular course.

 

When the terms curriculum or curricula are used in educational contexts without qualification, specific examples, or additional explanation, it may be difficult to determine precisely what the terms are referring to—mainly because they could be applied to either all or only some of the component parts of a school’s academic program or courses.

 

In education, a curriculum (/kəˈrɪkjᵿləm/; plural: curricula /kəˈrɪkjᵿlə/ or curriculums) is broadly defined as the totality of student experiences that occur in the educational process. The term often refers specifically to a planned sequence of instruction, or to a view of the student's experiences in terms of the educator's or school's instructional goals.

 

In a 2003 study Reys, Reys, Lapan, Holliday, and Wasman refer to the curriculum as a set of learning goals articulated across grades that outline the intended mathematics content and process goals at particular points in time throughout the K–12 school program. Curriculum may incorporate the planned interaction of pupils with instructional content, materials, resources, and processes for evaluating the attainment of educational objectives. The curriculum is split into several categories, the explicit, the implicit (including the hidden), the excluded and the extra-curricular.

 

Curricula may be tightly standardized or may include a high level of instructor or learner autonomy. Many countries have national curricula in primary and secondary education, such as the United Kingdom's National Curriculum.

 

UNESCO's International Bureau of Education has the primary mission of studying curricula and its implementation worldwide.

 

Please have a look into several of these existences Curriculum, which has been participated in my career as an educator:

01. Cambridge IGCSE

02. Cambridge AS and A-Level

03. IB Programs

04. Advance Placement (AP)

05. American College Testing (ACT) or Australian Curriculum Test (ACT-AU)

06. Western Association of School and College (WASC)

07. Foundation Programs (UK - AU - US)


alberttls Feb-06-2017 @ 08:10am May-29-2019 @ 04:43am

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