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Curriculum Solution

A curriculum is considered the “heart” of any learning institution which means that schools or universities cannot exist without a curriculum. With its importance in formal education, the curriculum has become a dynamic process due to the changes that occur in our society. Therefore, in its broadest sense, curriculum refers to the “total learning experiences of individuals not only in school but society as well” (Bilbao et al., 2008).


Definition of Curriculum Development

Curriculum development is defined as planned, a purposeful, progressive, and systematic process to create positive improvements in the educational system. Every time there are changes or developments happening around the world, the school curricula are affected. There is a need to update them to address the society’s needs.


Importance of Curriculum Development

Curriculum development has a broad scope because it is not only about the school, the learners, and the teachers. It is also about the development of society in general.

Hence, curriculum development matters a lot in setting the direction of change in an educational organization, not only at the micro but also at macro levels. As long as the goals and objectives of curriculum development are clear in the planner’s mind, cutting-edge achievements in various concerns can be realized.


Curriculum Development

This concept is usually written and spoken as “curriculum development” the term curriculum is considered as incomplete. Curriculum development means a continuous process or never ending process. It is difficult to trace out its origin. The outcome of teaching is known through students achieving and learning. The assessment of objectives is done on the basis of change of behaviour of the learners. Learning experiences are provided through the desirable change of behaviours of the pupils which are evaluated with help of examination. Therefore, the term is known as “curriculum development”.

The main focus of the curriculum is to develop the students. The curriculum is designed to realize the objectives in terms of changing of behaviours.





Need and Importance of Curriculum

The need of education determines the importance of curriculum. The review of literature in this reveals that there has been changing emphasis in the process of education. Thus the need of curriculum is evolved the concept of ‘curriculum development’. These needs of the curriculum have been merited as follows.

  • a. The human can acquire knowledge while other species cannot acquire knowledge. It is an important aspect of human beings.

  • b. The mental aspects are trained and developed, thus mental facilities are trained by teaching various school subjects.

  • c. The interests and attitude are developed according to the student’s potentialities. Curriculum is designed as child centered approach.

  • d. The ability of the self- realization is also developed by education and to make good man.

  • e. Education is given always for future life so that he can earn his living.

  • f. It also prepare for scientific invention and technical development.

  • g. It brings performance in child. It helps in all-round development.

  • h. It is a powerful instrument for social change and social control.


In other words, the following are the major area of needs of Curriculum development

  • a. Realisation of Educational Objectives: The curriculum development is done in view to realise the objectives of education. Thus the curriculum is the means for achieving the educational objectives.

  • b. Proper use of Time and Energy: It provides the guidelines to the teachers as well as to students, what a teacher has to teach and what the students to learn?

  • c. Acquisition of Knowledge: The curriculum is the mean for the acquiring knowledge. Actually human knowledge is one but is divided in to subject for the convenience and organisation point of view. Thus the curriculum is designed for the different subjects.

  • d. Determining Structure of Content: Every subject’s content has its wide structure which is to be taught lower level to the higher level. Thus the main task of curriculum development is determining structure of content for a particular stage teaching.

  • e. Development of Personality: The curriculum is also important and significant from personality development of the student. The curriculum is designed which helps in development in good qualities in students. It helps in developing physical, social and moral qualities of learners.

  • f. Preparation of Text Book: The curriculum provides the guide line and bases for preparing text book for the use of students and subject teacher. If the curriculum is changed or codified, the test books are also changed. A good text has wide coverage of curriculum content of subjects.

  • g. Conducting Examination: Our education is examination centred. The students have forced obtain good mark in the examination. Thus examination paper is prepared as per curriculum of the subject and students also prepare the content for the examination. Thus, curriculum is basis of teaching, learning and testing.

  • h. Organising Teaching and Learning Situation: The teaching and learning situation are organised in view to the curriculum teaching work is also assigned with help of curriculum.

  • j. Development of Knowledge, Skill and Attitude: The nature of curriculum provides the basis for the developing knowledge, skills, attitude and creative ability. It also helps in developing leadership qualities.


Conclusion:

We ate Edugate are very keen about curriculum solutions that will assist the schools and educational rganizations to enhance the overall performance of the school in a dramatic way.

Our main objective is to standarise the Islamic Education side by side with the western education which will be implemented in a unique integrated module.

Our module take into consideration all factors that affect the education and the learning curve of the students such as but not limited to; the culture of the society, behavior and attitude, learning path, individual differences, ….and more

Curriculums, syllabus, scheme of work, extra curriculums, training and developments, activities, … and many other areas are covered on the solutions we are offering to schools, that will make from the integrated system we are implementing a competitive advantage for each school that have the intention to adapt to it.

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