Foundations Of Curriculum And Instruction – cur558 (3 credits)
This course focuses on understanding what curriculum is and how it is developed in schools. Curriculum planning is examined, as is the philosophy in this process. Procedures involved in curriculum development, planning, and implementation are addressed; practical application is emphasized.
Impact of Personal Philosophy and Learning Theories on Curriculum Development and Design
Examine the impact that personal philosophies have on curriculum and on an educational environment
Describe various learning theories and their influence on curriculum planning and design
Summarize the major educational philosophies
History and Foundations of Curriculum
Analyze the history and trends of curriculum planning and design
Examine the roles of curriculum personnel in the 21st century
Curriculum Planning Process
Describe various types of curricula
Examine the focal points for developing, designing, and implementing curriculum
Identify the four stages of the curriculum planning process
Analyze the influence that educational standards have on curriculum
Curriculum Development and Design
Describe the influence that school districts’ mission statements have on curriculum design
Analyze the instructional variables associated with curriculum development and design
Examine the role of technology in curriculum development and design
Identify the roles of school personnel and external groups in the curriculum development and implementation process
Analyze leadership roles in the process of curriculum implementation
Examine curriculum issues at the elementary, middle, and high school level
Improvements in the Curriculum Implementation Process
Analyze the function of educational, societal, and political changes in the process of curriculum implementation
Describe several lessons of curriculum change
Identify collaborative work cultures for curriculum
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