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The Mother of all Curriculum “Myths”

February 25, 2012

Via Scoop.itMore … or less!

“The Greeks and Romans had nowhere near the technology that the average family home or teachers’ room has access to today – but they had a far superior conceptualisation of what curriculum is mean to be all about:

… the original meaning of the term “curriculum” was “racecourse” — and the understanding that a curriculum represents a meaningful and purposeful progression to some predetermined goal.

Far from being about “delivering the content on the course outline“ or “covering the textbook”, this understanding of curriculum got it “right” with its emphasis on purposeful progression and a predetermined goal. Yes, the Ancient Greeks and Romans knew that curriculum needs to begin where it ends – with the LEARNing of individual students and with the thinking of teachers and educators about how this can best be realised.”

(via @AnaCristinaPrts)

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