Curriculum Concepts, Philosophies and Design – Making Connections


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  1. Hi Jacqueline and Stephanie!

    Your presentation was concise and easy to follow. It made connections between concepts obvious and clear. Nice work! It’s not easy to sort through all this information but you did an awesome job. In particular, I like that you extended your learning to make connections between sub-categories of curricular designs and philosophies (ex. Romantic radical design and pragmaticism).
    I am intrigued by the connections you have made on slide 7 with cognitive processes, pragmatism and the learner centered design of education. Christina and I also made a connection between pragmatism and the learner centered curricular design, but we said it reflected the self-actualization educational approach instead of cognitive processes. My interpretation of cognitive processes is that it focuses heavily on skill development with some focus on intellectual processes. The skills are determined by an external source and are less dependent on student need or interest. The learner-centered curricular design emphasizes student interests and needs, even involving students in determining educational objectives/purposes. I’m wondering if you can share your reasoning for the association that you made so that I can add to my understanding of these connections?




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