Project TitleCurriculum Development
Track CodeP2113
Short DescriptionThis course provides learners with the opportunity to examine a variety of foundations and strategies intended to help advance their curriculum development skills.
Tagscurriculum, teaching, curriculum development, communications & information, education, teaching tool
Posted DateJul 17, 2008 11:48 AM


Learning Outcomes and Competencies:

  1. Compare curriculum development milestones to contemporary curriculum development trends.
    • Examine a historical timeline of curriculum development.
    • Articulate a working definition of curriculum.
    • Identify the components of a comprehensive curriculum for one’s workplace.
  2. Apply curriculum development strategies and techniques when considering learning opportunities.
    • Examine a variety of curriculum development models.
    • Apply steps from a curriculum development model.
    • Use the features of a curriculum model to develop curriculum packages.
  3. Develop clear and concise curriculum components for use in a teaching or training environment.
    • Write a course description within a course syllabus.
    • Write outcome and competency statements that place focus on learner ability.
    • Communicate an assessment matrix to learners.
    • Articulate the importance of various items such as a schedule, plan for instruction or individual learning plans (ILPs) to a curriculum package.
  4. Articulate how curriculum impacts the success of learners.
    • Examine the role of curriculum in regards to a learning experience.
    • Identify the importance of a comprehensive curriculum to the learner, facilitator, and institution.
  5. Integrate personal, reflective practice into curriculum development to support opportunities for the continuous improvement of training.
    • Assess strengths of personal curriculum development efforts.
    • Create a plan in regards to curriculum improvements.


Outcome Hours: 30


List of Sessions:

Introductions, B.Ed (HRD) Questions and Answers, Team Negotiations, Guidelines Development, Discussion on Curriculum and Learner-Centeredness (4: 4.1, 4.2)

Defining Curriculum Components, Historical Context (1: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3)

Creating a Course Title and Description, Writing Outcome and Competency Statements (3: 3.1, 3.2)

The role of Assessment and Evaluation, Creating an Assessment Matrix, Communicating your Assessment Strategy (3: 3.3)

Creating Plans for Instruction (3: 3.4)

Other Pieces of a Comprehensive Curriculum (3: 3.4)

Individual and Team Working Session

Design Model Presentations (2: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3)

Examining the “What” and the “How” of Curriculum, Getting Feedback and Making Changes to Curriculum (5: 5.1, 5.2)

Developing Your Reflective Practice (5: 5.1, 5.2)

Next Steps, Evaluations


Tyler, R. (1969). Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction. The University of Chicago Press, Ltd. Chicago, Il.



In this course, learners will examine a variety of foundations and strategies intended to help advance their curriculum development skills. Additionally, this course will provide a forum for learners to consider and discuss the impact of curriculum development on student success. Through peer and independent learning, learners will research a series of course design models which can be used to enhance curricular aspects within their own teaching practice. Learners will identify the components of what many consider a comprehensive curriculum while simultaneously reflecting upon personal perspectives of the curriculum development experience. Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to assess and revise a variety of curriculum components

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