The Importance of Considering Philosophical and Psychological Foundations in Developing a Curriculum.

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In the name of Allah, the most Gracious, the dispenser of Grace.

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT ( HMEF5073 )

Part A

THE IMPORTANCE OF CONSIDERING PHILOSOPHICAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS IN DEVELOPING A CURRICULUM.

A comprehensive view of the curriculum requires a consideration of the nature and needs of the individual, the aspirations and requirements of society, and the process by which the individual incorporates experience. As the study on curriculum is very wide, the audience chosen should be from all walks of life. As proposed by Golan Steven (1982); Interviews were conducted with a state director of business and office education, superintendent, curriculum director, director of vocational education, principal, business education
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In a recent article published in the Journal of Management Education, American Professors Joy Beatty, Jennifer Leigh and Kathy Dean formulated the article “Philosophy Rediscovered: Exploring the Connections between Teaching Philosophy, Educational Philosophy and Philosophy”. These interacting disciplines are argued to be frequently ignored, which should not happen since teaching philosophy statements are important not just for the teacher’s personal lives, but more importantly, for the schools they practice the profession (Beatty, Leigh and Dean, 2011)
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How did philosophy get intertwined with education? For that answer, one would have to go back to Plato (427‐347 BC). According to Ozmon and Craver, Plato, the idealist, is credited with cultivating idealism, “one of the most influential philosophies dealing with education.” (p.1). Even though Plato’s theory of a perfect society didn’t quite pan out, he did get people thinking about society in general. He also spawned other philosophical theories from philosophers who embraced his ideas and only wanted to tweak them and little and from ones that totally disagreed with him and came up with their own philosophies to contradict his.
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