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ERIC Number: EJ1101078
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-May
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1474-9041
National Curricula in Norway and Finland: The Role of Learning Outcomes
Mølstad, Christina Elde; Karseth, Berit
European Educational Research Journal, v15 n3 p329-344 May 2016
The core curricular category of "learning outcomes" has entered the educational policy scene in Europe. While content-oriented curricula have dominated the Nordic countries, a shift towards outcomes can also be observed. In this article, we describe the fundamental distinctions between "Didaktik" and learning outcomes and examine how learning outcomes are incorporated into written national curricula for compulsory schooling in Norway and Finland. We find that learning outcomes are integrated in both countries; however, the Norwegian curriculum is positioned further away from a Didaktik-based model than that of Finland. The Norwegian approach neglects an essential distinction between matter and meaning by employing an outcome-oriented curriculum.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland; Norway
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