Major foundations of curriculum

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Major foundations of curriculum

  1. 1. Major Foundations of Curriculum Prepared by: Jhun Ar Ar R. Ramos
  2. 2. Major Foundations of Curriculum  Philosophical  Historical  Psychological  Social
  3. 3. Philosophical Foundations of Curriculum • Four Educational Philosophies
  4. 4. Philosophical Foundations of Curriculum  Perennialism Aim of Education – To educate the rational person; to cultivate the intellect. Role of Education – Teachers help students think with reason. Focus in the Curriculum – Classical subjects, literary analysis and curriculum constant. Curriculum Trends – Use of great books and return to liberal.
  5. 5. Philosophical Foundations of Curriculum  Essentialism Aim of Education – To promote the intellectual growth of the individual and educate a competent person. The teacher is the sole authority in his or her subject area or field of specialization. Focus in the Curriculum – Essential skills of the 3 R’s and essential subjects. Curriculum Trends – Excellence in education, back to basics and cultural literacy.
  6. 6. Philosophical Foundations of Curriculum  Progressivism Aim of Education – To promote democratic and social living. Role of Education – Knowledge leads to growth and development of lifelong learners who actively learn by doing. Focus in the Curriculum – Subjects are interdisciplinary, integrative and interactive. Curriculum is focused on students’ interest, human problems and affairs. Curriculum Trends – School reforms, relevant and contextualized curriculum, humanistic education.
  7. 7. Philosophical Foundations of Curriculum Reconstructionism Aim of Education – To improve and reconstruct society. Education for change. Role of Education – Teachers act as agents of change and reform in various educational projects including research. Focus in the Curriculum – Focus on present and future trends and issues of national and international interest. Curriculum Trends – Equality of educational opportunities in education, access to global education.
  8. 8. Historical Foundations of Curriculum • Curriculum Theorists
  9. 9. Historical Foundations of Curriculum 1876 - 1956 presented curriculum as a science that emphasizes on students' need.
  10. 10. Historical Foundations of Curriculum 1875 - 1952 considered curriculum also as a science which is based on students' need, and the teachers plan and activities.
  11. 11. Historical Foundations of Curriculum 1871 - 1965 viewed curriculum as purposeful activities which are child- centered.
  12. 12. Historical Foundations of Curriculum 1886 - 1960 emphasized social studies in the curriculum and the teacher plans the lesson in advance.
  13. 13. Historical Foundations of Curriculum 1901 - 1989 sees curriculum as organized around social functions of themes, organized knowledge and learner's interests.
  14. 14. Historical Foundations of Curriculum 1902- 1994 believes that curriculum is a science and an extension of school's philosophy. Based on students' need and interests.
  15. 15. Thank You!!!  @jhunarar

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