3.8 Planning and Delivering Learning - Curriculum
Welcome to chapter 8 of the 'Planning and Delivering Learning' module. This chapter will discuss the topic of curriculum; we'll first discuss what a curriculum actually is before entering into the rigorous critical debates around the benefits and drawbacks of curricula in the current climate.
Goals for this section
- To understand the ways in which the curriculum influences teaching practice as well as teaching content, and to engage with the benefits of drawbacks of the current approach to curricula.
Objectives for this section
- To be able to explain what a curriculum is and why it is implemented.
- To be able to identify the benefits and drawbacks of set curricula in a suitably critical manner.
- To understand why curricula can be contentious and to be able to form coherent arguments surrounding their pros and cons in a practical context.