TYPES OF CURRICULUMOPERATING IN SCHOOLS DPE - Group 5
RECOMMENDED CURRICULUM Proposed by scholars and professional organizations. May come from DepEd, CHED, DOST or any organization who has a take on education.
WRITTEN CURRICULUM Appears in state and locally produced documents such as state standards, district curriculum guides, course of study or syllabi handed down to schools for implementation. Mostly made by curriculum experts with the participations of teachers. Ex: Basic Education Curriculum (BEC), written lesson plan
TAUGHT CURRICULUM What the teachers implement or deliver in the classrooms. Refers to the different planned activities which are put into action in the classroom. Varies according to the learning styles of students and teaching styles of teachers.
SUPPORTED CURRICULUM Refers to resources that support or help in the implementation of the curriculum. Includes material resources such as textbooks, computers, audio-visual materials, laboratory equipment, playground, zoos and other facilities.
ASSESSED CURRICULUM Refers to a tested or evaluated curriculum. Series of evaluation are being done by teachers to determine the extent of teaching or if the students are progressing. Ex. Pencil-and paper test, state test, district tests
LEARNED CURRICULUM Is the bottom-line curriculum – the curriculum that students actually learn. Refers to the learning outcomes achieved by the students. Indicated by the results of the tests and changes in behavior – cognitive, affective, psychomotor.
HIDDEN CURRICULUM Is the unintended curriculum. Is not deliberately planned but may modify behavior or influence learning outcomes. Factors: school environment, physical condition, peer influence, teacher-learner interaction, mood of teachers, etc.
References: Glatthorn, Allan A. The Principal as Curriculum Leader: Shaping What Is Taught and Tested. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Corwin Press 2000. Purita P. Bilbao, et al. Curriculum Development. Quezon City: Lorimar Pub., c2008