Curriculum and curriculum issues are at the heart of current debates about schooling, pedagogy and learning. This book will enable practitioners, scholars and academics to understand how to re-design or to suggest changes to curriculum structure, shape and content. Grounded in theory and philosophy, the book also offers practical help in grasping this controversial area.
Inside, the authors:
provide practical planning templates
support and provoke analysis, discussion and experimentation
include definitions of key terms and reflective questions
incorporate practical examples and case material based on their work worldwide on curriculum design and evaluation.
Professor Bill Boyle holds the chair of Educational Assessment and is Director of the centre for formative assessment studies(CFAS) in the school of Education at the University of Manchester, UK. The CFAs is the oldest research centre(founded 1988) in the UK for supporting teachers, teacher trainers, schools and policy makers in using formative teaching, learning and assessment and is involved in supporting the development of formative assessment in UK and in many countries around the globe. Professor Boyle and his co-author, Marie Charles, publish their research work in academic and practitioner journals, present at international conferences and workshops, and design and support developments in formative teaching, learning and assessment. Currently, they are work-ing with colleagues in Russia, Armenia, Oman, Saudi Arabia and the USA on understanding, training and using formative strategies for more effec-tive teaching and learning. Marie Charles is a teacher, formative assessment researcher and consultant, and an author whose work demonstrates that she believes passionately in the learner (rather than measurement or grading) being at the centre of the education process - a belief that she carries into her classroom practice.
Introduction Chapter 1 - Curriculum Evolution Chapter 2 -Developing a National Curriculum: Consultation Chapter 3 -Curriculum Development: Case Specific Chapter 4 -Curriculum Reviewing Criteria: Case Specific Chapter 5 -Science Curriculum: Case Specific Chapter 6 -Early Years Foundation Curriculum: Case Specific Chapter 7 -Balancing Raising Standards with a Well-designed and Broad Curriculum Chapter 8 -Integrating Subjects and Themes Chapter 9 -Curriculum Construction Chapter 10 -Curriculum and Assessment Chapter 11 -Assessment and Testing Chapter 12 -National Curriculum and Summative Testing