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Curriculum alignment and consistency. Building curriculum based vocabularies and learning trajectories. Allard Strijker 2011-05-18 Edrene , Den Haag. Introduction. SLO – Expertise center for Curriculum Design. This presentation. For you Ideas for alignment Approach for consistency

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Curriculum alignment and consistency

Curriculum alignment and consistency

Building curriculum based vocabularies and learning trajectories.

Allard Strijker 2011-05-18

Edrene, Den Haag


Introduction
Introduction

  • SLO – Expertise center for Curriculum Design


This presentation
This presentation

  • For you

    • Ideas for alignment

    • Approach for consistency

    • Things to think about

    • Possibilities tools

    • Current developments

  • From you

    • Suggestions

    • Related projects

    • Questions


Quality in relevance
Quality in Relevance

  • Alignment

    • Curriculum framework

    • Learning objectives

    • Educational aims

    • Educational levels

  • Consistency

    • Within Subjects and themes

    • Learning materials

      • From publishers, Own material, Open domain

    • Assessment


Education trends in the netherlands
Education Trends in the Netherlands

  • More attention for individual learners

    • More or less talented

  • Teacher more in control

    • More attention for curriculum

    • Providing mix of learning materials from

      • From publishers

      • Own material

      • Open material

  • Change in finance Schoolbooks


Solutions
Solutions

  • Describe curriculum more specific

    • Learning Trajectories

    • Content specification (What should be learned)

  • Provide vocabularies

    • Terms

    • Relations

  • Support content development

  • Support in searching learning materials



Program structure dutch curriculum
Program structure Dutch curriculum

  • subject-transcending themes (Human and Nature)

    • Subject (Geography)

      • Core (Water)

        • Core objectives

        • Exam programmes

        • Common European Frame work



Alignment european curriculum
Alignment European curriculum

  • Subject-transcending themes (Language)

    • Subject (English)

      • Core (Speaking)

        • Core objectives

        • Exam programmes

        • Common European Frame work


Subject structure
Subject structure

  • subject-transcending themes (Human and Nature)

    • Subject (Geography)

      • Core (Water)

        • Sub core

          • Content

            • Level

              • Intermediate goal


Geography cores
Geography cores

  • Citizenship, multicultural society

  • Sustainability

  • Population and area

  • Rich and poor

  • Globalisation

  • Borders and identity, Europe

  • Weather and climate

  • Forces of the Earth

  • Sources of energy

  • Water


Geography sub cores water
Geography sub cores Water

  • Water Cycle

  • Water issue too much, too little, too dirty

  • Netherlands-Waterland

  • Water in the future


Geography lower secondary education
Geography (Lower Secondary Education)

  • Water (Core)

    • Water in the future (Sub Core)

      • Sustainable use of water (Content)

        • Understanding of sustainable water use and a contribution in their own environment accordingly. (Intermediate objective)

  • Water

    • Water in the future

      • Issues around availability and price of water problems

        • Assessing views water-related conflicts.


Learning trajectories
Learning Trajectories

Learning Trajectory

Core

objective

Intermediate

objective

Intermediate

objective

Intermediate

objective

Intermediate

objective

Content

Content

Content

Content

Content

Materials and resources

Materials and resources

Materials and resources


Inconsistency between subjects mapping
Inconsistency between subjects (Mapping)

  • Subject specific

    • Terminology (Core, Task, Skill, Domain, Concepts, Time periods, Keys) -> Mapped to Core

    • Structure (2 levels, 3 level content description) -> Sub Core = Core

  • Differences in didactics in subjects

    • Math and languages

  • Competences, knowledge, tasks, skills


Curriculum alignment and consistency

subjects / themes

Learning Trajectory

Subject core

Core objectives

Subject sub core

Examination program

Educational level

Content

Intermediate objective

Learning objects


Possibilities quality
Possibilities Quality

  • Relations with formal curriculum

  • Use of learning trajectories

  • Overview of curricula, coverage

  • Showing implicit relations between learning materials

  • Show curriculum related items

  • Support in selection based on curriculum


Possibilities relevance
Possibilities Relevance

  • Repositories

  • Collections

  • Provide more specific search results

  • Improve searching, discovery

  • Improve content development

  • Tooling


Current challenges
Current challenges

  • Stability of curriculum

  • Management

    • Lifecycle

    • Versions

    • Keep consistency

    • Control complexity vocabularies

    • Number of items to maintain


Current challenges1
Current challenges

  • Adoption, implementation

    • Publishers, Collections, Tools

  • Persistent relations

  • Vocabularies

    • List of Items

    • Hierarchical lists

    • Multiple relations


Questions suggestions
Questions Suggestions

  • a.strijker@slo.nl