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Curriculum Theory and Design. Curriculum theory is an established field of study within education. It is not an exact science and there is no consensus of opinion as to the right and wrong way to teach, to design learning programmes or to learn.Generally speaking, the term curriculum is used to de

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1. NEWI PGCPD Curriculum

2. Curriculum Theory and Design Curriculum theory is an established field of study within education. It is not an exact science and there is no consensus of opinion as to the right and wrong way to teach, to design learning programmes or to learn. Generally speaking, the term curriculum is used to describe a plan or design upon which educational provision is based.

4. Quinn (1994) offers a definition of curriculum based on the principal components

5. Curriculum Ideology

6. Curriculum Ideologies

7. Curriculum Ideologies

8. Learning and Teaching Learners and Teachers

9. Further attempts to subdivide the concept of curriculum into: Official Curriculum -what is laid down by the institution/programme team and agreed by professional body. Actual Curriculum -what is actually taught by the tutors Hidden Curriculum-the attitudes and values transmitted to others by the teachers. The LTSN Generic Centre are currently conducting a research project into the constructing of an imaginative curriculum for Higher Education. This is designed to develop our perception of the components of the concept of curriculum and how to align these to ensure a deeper approach to learning is adopted.

10. Constructive Alignment Premise for this concept: a good teaching system aligns teaching method and assessment to the learning activities stated in the objectives/learning outcomes so that all aspects of this system are in accord in supporting appropriate learning.

11. Theories of teaching and learning focusing on student activity are based on two main theories:

12. Constructive Alignment - education is about conceptual change which takes place when:

14. Aligning the Curriculum Constructive Alignment - a concept for university teachers elaborated in Biggs, John (1999) Teaching for Quality Learning at University, SRHE/OU, Buckingham. LTSN Generic Centre Interpretation of Constructive Alignment -A model offering a blueprint for Imaginative Curriculum in HE

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