CURRICULUM AND FUTURE TRENDS IN CURRICULUM IDRUL HISHAM BIN ISMAIL OUM FINAL LECTURE 9 NOV 2012
HOW THE INFORMATION AGE, WORKPLACE, MEDIAAND GREATER DEMOCRACY IMPACT CURRICULUM DEVELOPEMENTFour main challenges face the education system
Information Age Changing Workplace Challenges Impacting Curriculum Mass Media Greater Democracy
Information Age• More information has been produced• Information are made available to anybody, anywhere and anytime.• Has the present curriculum in educational institutions taken into consideration these developments?
Changing Workplace• Automation and computerisation is another dvelopement that is rapidly changing the workplace and type of job performed.• The workforce of the future will need to acquire skills in shorter periods of time and at faster rate to keep pace with knowledge that is fast competitive and relevent.
Influence of The Media• The onslought of the media 24 hours a day and 7 days a week have brought with it both positive and negative content.• A plathora of forces are competing for the attention of children, adolescents and adults.• Are schools adequately preparing children with the skills and knowledge to make wise dicision?