Strengths And Weaknesses Of Curriculum Development

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“Curriculum is the foundation of the teaching-learning process whether it is a school, college, university or training organization. The process of providing the plan and keeping it running smoothly is known as curriculum development”. Therefore the following essay will discuss the curriculum development process in Fiji, the approaches used in the curriculum development process and provide an overview of curriculum development in Fiji, how it has evolved over time and will provide strengths and weaknesses of this approach by using own experiences and supported by research, will state how curriculum development can be improved. To begin with, According to the former permanent secretary for education, national heritage, culture and arts, Dr.…show more content…
Nevertheless in the preparation of the curriculum the approaches which are adopted by the Fiji education curriculum development units are three guiding principles provide the philosophical and theoretical foundation of the NCF (national curriculum framework). The approach used in preparation of the curriculum is Centre-periphery approach or top down approach simply means the curriculum is developed in the form of syllabus by a group of specialized people (government or curriculum development unit) and then it is transferred…show more content…
Curricula is overloaded with factual content which is too lengthy for the teachers to complete where less time will be left for the preparation for the external exam mostly for the external examination for example year 13 geography and history
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