Curriculum Studies: Development, Interpretation, Plan and Practice 3rd Edition


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Educators are faced with more challenges today than ever before. Besides being interpreters and implementers of the curriculum, teachers need to understand curriculum design, curriculum approaches and models, legislation, and prescribed policies. They have to be able to analyse existing learning programmes and resource material in order to prepare instructional designs, with effective teaching, learning, and assessment in mind. Curriculum studies: Development, interpretation, plan and practice offers sound,  detailed, and practical direction with reference to the CAPS, to help teachers to enhance teaching, learning, and assessment.

This book narrows the gap between the curriculum plan, instructional design, and teaching practice. The views of Tyler, Stenhouse, Freire and others serve as a theoretical grounding for a deeper understanding of the teacher’s role as interpreter of the curriculum. Reference is also made to the influence of contextual aspects, and practical guidance is provided in terms of curriculum innovation and teaching practice. The topics covered in this book include the following:

  • The theoretical framing of curriculum design
  • Understanding the curriculum in context
  • Considering policy documents during curriculum interpretation and implementation
  • Practical guidance for putting curriculum plans into practice: from the intended to the enacted and theassessed

Curriculum studies: Development, interpretation, plan and practiceis aimed at teachers in the General Education and Training (GET) and Further Education and Training (FET) phases.