The total plan that arranges the four components into the curriculum, i.e. objectives, content, learning experience and evaluation. Criteria for selecting the curriculum design
It is not an easy task to select the curriculum design. Each design depends upon the following criteria: * Purpose and goals of education to be achieved sources of objectives to be utilized * Characteristics of learners to be identified
* Nature of the learning process to be used
* Types of society for which design is meant
* Nature of knowledge to be provided
The curriculum design whichever is selected influence the following: What strategies will be used for teaching?
What role to be played by the teacher?
What role is to be played by the students?
What instructional material is required?
What evaluation devices are to be used?
It should not be understood that there is a particular curriculum design which will be suitable for all. If anyone adheres to a single curriculum design, he actually deprives the students learning opportunities. Types of curriculum design
Several curriculum design pattern can be if identified although few operate in pure form .most draw several designs and fuse them into a plan for a particular situation. Common organizing elements for all curriculum design include: 1. Determination of what is important following a study of the learner for whom plan is devised, the social requirement and goals, and the knowledge require to fulfill this needsand goals.this establishses context for the curriculum. 2. Board goal are formulated followed by the more specific objectives .required skills, understanding, attitudes and affects, and abilities are then determined. 3. Appropriate learning experiences and are designed and systematized into a logical and hieratical pattern. 4. Evaluation procedures and technique are determined for both student progress and curriculum validity. Some curriculum design pattern...