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ERIC Number: EJ916145
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 44
ISSN: ISSN-1470-8175
Bridging the Educational Research-Teaching Practice Gap: Curriculum Development, Part 1--Components of the Curriculum and Influences on the Process of Curriculum Design
Anderson, Trevor R.; Rogan, John M.
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, v39 n1 p68-76 Jan-Feb 2011
This article summarizes the major components of curriculum design: vision, operationalization of the vision, design, and evaluation. It stresses that the relationship between these components is dynamic, and that the process of curriculum design does not proceed via a linear application of these components. The article then summarizes some of the major influences on curriculum design: policy, local context, societal expectations, research trends, and technology. Then, it provides examples of how these influences affect the design of a curriculum and ends with a comprehensive set of questions that instructors could use to guide their curriculum development process. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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