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Mary M. Lloyd
B EDUC 577
Bothell Campus

Curriculum Development

Explores various models of curriculum development including established practices and alternative paradigms. Provides opportunities to analyze and critique current and historical models of curriculum planning and to examine the pedagogical, social, and political influences upon curriculum development. Offered: W.

Class description

This course informs educators about the field of curriculum development and models of curriculum planning in both formal and informal instructional settings. It is designed to provide opportunities to analyze and critique examples of curriculum development as well as examine historical, pedagogical, social, and political influences upon curriculum planning. Students will put into practice both traditional and alternative methodologies as they relate to instruction and assessment. Participants will be encouraged to articulate their own approaches to curriculum development and to reflect upon the choices that they make within analytical and political frameworks.

Curriculum making can be subject-, learner-, or society-centered.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Mary M. Lloyd
Date: 12/30/2013