The Study Plan: Definitions And Perspectives

Many teachers, educators, and extension workers often participate in the development of training courses for themselves or third parties. The development of a training course is an example of the many activities known as curriculum development.

Before observing this process in more detail and relation to the reader’s education and training courses, it is essential to examine some of the general aspects related to the development of curricula.

What Is Meant By ‘Curriculum’?

The curriculum is synonymous with curriculum, which in turn derives from the Latin word curriculum, which means race track. In other words, the path that a runner or a horse must follow to conclude a race. This word also gives rise to the word ‘current,’ which means the course along which water or electricity flows. read More About : Premium Graduate Placements

When the word ‘curriculum’ (curriculum) is applied to the context of education, it includes all the activities that students carry out, especially those that must be completed to complete the course. The curriculum or curriculum is the path they must follow. It is not only the content but the program, it is the course they must complete to achieve success. This also includes activities carried out outside the classroom, in the sports field, or during any period of free time provided by the school, college, or training institute.

Due to the wide range of meanings that ‘curriculum’ has, many people have tried to define it better; however, until now, there is no definitive version. In this guide, the most specific term ‘curriculum’ will be used. Some of the meanings attributed explicitly to the word curriculum are mentioned below. Since most of them are related to school or formal education, it could be deduced that the development of curricula in the field of informal learning has been scarce.

Different Definitions Of The Curriculum: 

  • The learning experiences and activities provided by the school and society to educate the child. (Salia-Bao 1988)
  • all planned and provided teaching to children in school (Hawes 1979)
  • an established framework to improve and organize the variety and amount of student experiences in and outside the school context (Skilbeck 1984)

There are several elements here that should be clarified:

  • the learning achieved by the students;
  • the activities and experiences that contribute to knowledge;
  • the planning and organization process of these activities and experiences;
  • the written text that contains the planning of these activities