Curriculum And Educational Learning Outcomes

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Introduction The word curriculum derives from the Latin word ‘currere’ meaning ‘to run’ and infers that one of the functions of a curriculum is to provide an outline or plan to enable learning to take place. Curriculum is referred as lesson and / or academic content delivered in school, college, universities and training learners against the set learning outcome or syllabus. Dictionary define curriculum as “the courses offered by a school, but it is rarely used in such a general sense in schools”. Depending how teachers understand meaning of curriculum and I believe curriculum is more than syllabus or content of the course and is integral part of knowledge provided by educators. Therefore I believe curriculum is defined as knowledge what students expect to learn. (Concepts, 2014) Different journals and books further define curriculum differently. According to Ebert E, Ebert C and Bentley M curriculum is referred as “material, which students use to interact to achieve the educational learning outcomes.” I believe teachers are catalyst and actually represent curriculum while talking to parents and students. Teacher should understand the key purpose of curriculum and make sure they are setting students for future and help them to understand industrial atmosphere by the means of curriculum. (Curriculum definition, Education.com) Another important term linked with curriculum is curriculum development. Curriculum development is a part of an important framework and utilises
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