How does your previous concept of curriculum compare to the way curriculum is defined in this module
When I was in college, I knew that curriculum is what our course offers in general like what subjects are taught at each year level or what electives are offered specifically for our course.
I also thought that once the curriculum that was approved by the school or higher governing body has been implemented, there will be no changes after that. During our 4th year, we heard the news about the change in the curriculum for the upcoming freshmen. The name of the course was also changed from AB Communication Arts to just AB Communication. We also heard that the new curriculum will no longer pay that much attention to minor subjects and focus more on subjects that will help students get ready for different jobs after they graduate.
We thought that the change will improve the quality of learning since it will focus on more hands-on experience. With that, I came to the conclusion that the curriculum is the most crucial part in providing education because it serves as the pillars that need to be sturdy first. This concept is still true for me but after reading the module, I now know that it is an ongoing process because of many different factors that need to be considered upon its implementation.
If curriculum is a process, what are the interactions involved in it?
Once the curriculum is implemented, the day to day interactions in the classroom between teachers and students serves as a factor that affects the curriculum. The teacher’s way of teaching affects the way the students will learn the lesson.
Referring to the audio clip, Curriculum as practice, briefly discuss the possible outcomes of each class given the approaches of their respective teacher.
In the first example, the teacher wants to have an immediate answer without engaging the students first with different scenarios. The teacher sounded irritated because the students cannot answer and she provided the answer without probing the students more. This kind of approach seems very technical and just simply out of the book. Even if the teacher provided the answer, it is possible that the students may immediately forget what they learned that day.
In the second example, the teacher provided different kinds of scenarios first that the students will be able to relate to. This kind of approach will engage the students more to provide answers and will most likely remember the topic.