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Number:ED554
Name:Trends in Curriculum Development
Description:This course examines problems and issues of curriculum development common to all content areas and educational levels. It is designed to provide opportunities to acquire concepts and skills that may be applied to the curriculum development process in local schools.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s):

Course Objectives

Students will be able to explain and interpret approaches to curriculum theory and practice.
Students will be able to analyze the political, social and cultural factors that influence curricula.
Students will be able to examine the values, beliefs, and assumptions that guide and inform their own curricular decison making.
Students will be able to standards-based education and what this means for curriculum.
Students will be able to identify resources available to assist in curriculum development and implementation.
Students will be able to acquire the practical skills for applying course concepts in their classroom and school system.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher
F 2012 Understanding by Design - Expanded 0-13-195084-3 Wiggins, Grant / McT 2ND 06 Merrill Education/Prentic
S 2011 UNDERSTANDING BY DESIGN E 0-13-195084-3 WIGGINS PEARSON EDU
U 2010 LEARNING IN OVERDRIVE 1-55591-933-2 MITCHELL FULCRUM
U 2010 UNDERSTANDING BY DESIGN E 0-13-195084-3 WIGGINS PH
F 2009 LEARNING IN OVERDRIVE 1-55591-933-2 MITCHELL FULCRUM PUBLISHING
F 2009 UNDERSTANDING BY DESIGN E 0-13-195084-3 WIGGINS PEARSON EDUCATION
F 2009 UNDERSTANDING BY DESIGN E 1-4166-0035-3 WIGGINS 2 ASSN F/SUPERVISION+CURR
S 2009 UNDERSTANDING BY DESIGN E 0-13-195084-3 WIGGINS PEARSON EDUCATION
S 2008 LEARNING IN OVERDRIVE MITCHELL FUL002
S 2008 UNDERSTANDING BY DESIGN E WIGGINS PH
U 2007 Learning in Overdrive 1-55591-933-2 Mitchell 1995 Fulcrum
U 2007 Understanding by Design 1-41660-035-3 Wiggins 2 ASCD
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