cur506 | Graduate
Theories And Best Practices Of Curriculum And Instruction
This course focuses on applying curricular theory to best practices in the 21st century classroom. Learners explore current research in curriculum and instruction. In addition, learners analyze curriculum philosophy and planning as well as practical applications and innovations in curriculum design. Special attention is given to the use of technology in the development of effective learning environments and instruction in the 21st century classroom.
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Apply guidelines for curriculum design.
Identify systems of curriculum design and instructional delivery and explain the aims, goals, and objectives.
- Reflect on collaborative leadership in classroom curriculum development and use of an integrative design.
- Reflect on systems of curriculum design and instructional delivery identified in literature and at local education agency sites.
- Examine the main sources and major components of curriculum design.
- Compare and contrast elementary, middle, and secondary curriculum mapping systems and curriculum designs.
Standards-Based Curriculum and Curriculum Development in the Classroom
- Investigate the standards movement and explain its impact on curriculum.
- Explain the role of politics in the standards-based curriculum.
- Identify the role of Common Core State Standards in curriculum design in the classroom.
Explain the role of diversity in the development of curriculum.
- Identify major challenges in determining and selecting curricula content.
- Compare and contrast the different models of curriculum development.
Evaluating the Curriculum
- Explain the nature and purpose of evaluation.
- Identify methods for evaluation of curriculum design and changing student needs.
- Examine stakeholder roles in high-stakes testing.
- Compare and contrast formative and summative evaluation.
- Compare and contrast standards-based assessment with emerging assessment systems under Common Core State Standards
Technology and Curriculum
- Explain the advantages and disadvantages of technology use in the curriculum.
- Demonstrate the integration of technology in the curriculum.
- Evaluate instructional software and various other instructional technology tools.
Personal and Professional Orientation to Education Theory
- Differentiate between the different definitions of curriculum.
- Investigate the differences between curriculum development and curriculum design.
- Examine curriculum trends and issues in the 21st century.
- Compare and contrast the different philosophical orientations to the different educational theories.
Psychological and Social Foundations
- Identify the theories of learning and explain the contribution to classrooms and schools.
- Identify methods for nurturing intellectual competence.
Distinguish the difference between education and schooling.
- Analyze the relationship of social foundations on curriculum.
- Compare and contrast the social and developmental theories.
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