ERIC Number: ED430947
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
A System-Science Approach towards Model Construction for Curriculum Development.
Chang, Ren-Jung; Yang, Hui-Chin
A new morphological model based on modern system science and engineering is constructed and proposed for curriculum research and development. A curriculum system is recognized as an engineering system that constitutes three components: clients, resources, and knowledge. Unlike the objective models that are purely rational and neatly sequential in curriculum development, this new model captures the complex interactions between a curriculum system and its social context. In the morphological model, decision making is a core action to direct system evolution in research and development. With the engineering concept of life cycle in curriculum research and development, processes of cyclic evolution of curriculum systems from problem domain to solution domain can be identified and supervised. (Contains 32 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (San Francisco, CA, March 6-9, 1999).