Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Curriculum From Different Points of View

Traditional Points of View:
Curriculum is a body of subjects or subject matter prepared by the teachers for the students to learn. A "course of study" and "syllabus." It is a field of study. It is made up of its foundations (philosophical, historical, psychological and social foundations; domains, of knowledge as well as its research and principles.

(Give other views of curriculum as expounded by Robert M. Hutchins, Joseph Schwab and Arthur Bestor)

Progressive Points of View:
Curriculum is the total learning experiences of the individual. This is anchored on John Dewey's definition of experience and education. He believed that reflective thinking is a means that unifies curricular elements. Thought is not derived from action but tested by application.

(Give other views of curriculum like that of Caswell and Campbell as well as Marsh and Willis)

Source: Curriculum Development by Purita P. Bilbao, et. al , Lorimar Pub., 2008)

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