The Curriculum Design The Landscape Of Education

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Introduction With emerging fields in educational technology, philosophy, and curriculum design the landscape of education is constantly changing. Many instructors in schools have implemented new standards, assessments, and ways to approach education in general. One of the things that has not been changed, on a great scale, is the format of school itself. Secondary education is still viewed as the traditional high school from the nineteen fifties and sixties. Every day students go to six or seven different classes for 45 to 60 minutes. This adherence to the old form of schooling is neither effective nor necessary. The use of a blended classroom, where students receive lectures and reading outside of class, and teacher instruction on project and classwork with the instructor a few times a week. Professor Slomanson(2014) shows that the utilization of a blended or flipped classroom yields 35% higher test scores on high stakes test and major project as opposed to the traditional, face-to-face classroom. Though this format is used mainly in college level education, its utility and secondary schools show is great effectiveness and potential. Background With growing trends in education such as Problem Based Learning and online collaboration between teacher and student and/or student and student, the need for the traditional, every class on everyday classroom is in question. The use of these tools, along with a one-on-one counseling/mentoring, can be more beneficial to a student, as

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