Diagnosis of needs in curriculum development

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Diagnosis of needs in curriculum development

  1. 1. Diagnosis of Needs in Curriculum Development
  2. 2. The first important step in determining what the curriculum should be for a given population is to diagnose its needs. Diagnosis is an essential part of Curriculum Development in order to attune it with the needs of the times and of the learners and to help determine which objectives to stress. It should be a continuous part of on-going curriculum and teaching. Diagnostic evidence is also needed to gear plans and expectations to the upper limits of potentiality
  3. 3. Types of Diagnosis of Needs in Curriculum Development
  4. 4. Diagnosis of the Learners The curriculum should be developed to enhance the desirable uniqueness of individuals.
  5. 5. Diagnosis of Social Needs The content of the curriculum should deal with the nature, background, and needs of that society.
  6. 6. Diagnosis of Achievements Is determining how well the students have achieved important educational objectives. (scope of achievement determines the scope of the diagnosis)
  7. 7. Diagnosis of Values Must select the subject matter most valuable for the particular learners they are considering
  8. 8. Diagnosis of School Facilities and Resources of the Community Materials and equipment greatly facilitate learning and are very valuable aids in attaining the related activities Resources of the community should be utilized to enrich and vitalize the program of the school and its curriculum and to give reality and concreteness to learning
  9. 9. Diagnosis of Curriculum Problems Curriculum Developers must also find out the causes of achievement…the difficulties encountered in teaching, or the evident failure of the curriculum to reach a considerable portion of the learners
  10. 10. Tools for Diagnosis of Curricular Needs 1. Open-ended classroom interview 2. Open-ended questions 3. Unfinished stories and incidents 4. Records of discussions 5. Records of reading and writing 6. Observation and recording of performance 7. Special assignment and exercises 8. Socio-metric tests 9. Surveys 10. Diaries 11. Diagnostic problems
  11. 11. THE END  (ymdp08)

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