Curriculum design & Inclusive Practices
In this assignment, I will be discussing what curriculum means, who and what factors can influence and impact the design of curriculum. Also defining the main theories models and ideologies and how they contribute to my curriculum, and how they can change various teaching methods. Concluding with, proposed solutions to improve the curriculum within the Hospitality department.
Curriculum is hardly new in fact it dates way back to ancient Greece and the famous Aristotle’s (384BC- 322BC) who was a Greek philosopher. A student of Plato came up with the categorisation of knowledge, which I will be discussing later on in the commentary. So curriculum has been around for years, but the way we understand …show more content…
When planning curriculum using the product model Ralph Tyler (1971) asks four questions
He then argues that each of those four questions requires careful thinking including an element of needs analysis from student and teacher. Thus the aims and objectives need to rest on the overall philosophy of the college. This model then becomes a behavioural approach to learning with measurable learning outcomes. While learning and assessment experiences are selected and organized to meet the objectives and evaluation.
However this approach has encountered considerable criticism. Among the possible drawbacks are:
At “lower levels” behavioural objectives may become trite and unnecessary
It is difficult satisfactory objectives for “higher levels” of learning
Behavioural objectives will discourage “creativity” on the part of both learner and teacher
Behavioural objectives are “undemocratic” in that they aim to make the result of learning predetermined by outside control
Use of behavioural objectives may imply a false division between “cognitive”, “effective” and “psychomotor” domains. (Neary, 2002)
The Content Model – This is an approach to curriculum interested in the passing on of existing