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tween instruction and curriculum is important in the design of any curriculum (Mooney & Mausbach, 2008).This paper will analyze the process of curriculum development and various educational philosophies that associate with it. The paper will also highlight the educational philosophy in the school that makes it stand out from the rest.
Curriculum development and design borrows the analogy behind building strong buildings. A house will stand the tests of time only if the foundation thereof is strong. Similarly, improved school performance will occur when there is a proper ground on education and curriculum. There are two main approaches to curriculum development. The first method involves coming up with a sound and clear standards that merge with appropriate school assessments. Lack of well-defined curriculum impedes schools performance and results to a curriculum chaos. Next is the training of professional school personnel. Teachers need to undergo training that will enable them to meet periodically and review the curriculum and assessments (Mooney & Mausbach, 2008).
Teachers have a high responsibility in continuous revision of curriculum that majors on instructions. Due attention must be placed on the “what” and “how” of the curriculum. Learn then Do is one important fundamental concept to curriculum development. Highly qualified professionals should oversee the development process of the curriculum. Proper strategies need to be in place to allow smooth curriculum development between the various stakeholders in curriculum development (Mooney & Mausbach, 2008).
The love of wisdom is philosophy. Philosophy is instrumental in that it helps teachers to focus and reflect on the major educational concepts. The study of philosophy triggers questions such as what is to be educated, what knowledge is and the nature of learning to take place. Philosophical education deals with beliefs about what, why and how you teach and the mode of training. It acts as a
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A good curriculum must be developed for this kind of education to be realized. A good curriculum must ensure to show an understanding and acknowledgement of the current changing nature of knowledge acquisition1. It must contain the challenges and demands of the students to ensure to shape their future professions.
h. MODULE Content Typically projects will be carried out at follows: Phase 1 – Planning. After the first 4 weeks of the course, during which time students will be focussing on the acquisition of knowledge, the project will be introduced and students will be given a further two month to develop ideas for a project title.
After school planned-activities like societies and sports are also included in the curriculum. This all takes place in an explicit system. It constitutes continuous assessing and planning to accompany and lead the child to adulthood so that he can turn out to be a useful and successful citizen of the community.
According to the paper the role of play in the fostering of the social, intellectual, psychological and physical development of children cannot be overstated and this is supported by evidence from extensive research by various bodies and individual. The educational community in Europe has increasingly taken cognizance of the need for quality pedagogy in early childhood education.
The aim of education has undergone changes from developing the reasoning power of the individual to introducing social reform in the country. Hence curriculum theory has developed from the classics based curriculum of the nineteenth century to the present day emphasis on multiculturalism in the curriculum.
Curriculum should be viewed as an overall instructional plan which consist of testimonial of aims and objectives, theoretical knowledge, attitude towards work, practical skills to be acquired, and vital support materials to be utilized in its presentation.
Bobbitt’s (1918) The Curriculum has usually presented a particular conception of the curriculum. Many of these conceptions have contained similar elements, if not phraseology, and some efforts at their classification have been
2), play not only improves children’s physical and mental health but increase their problem solving skills as well as making them more independent and creative. Notwithstanding that, parents and educators categorize play and learning as opposites, the underlying assumption is