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Curriculum Development

Need Analysis for Curriculum

Need analysis refers to the the analysis of the learner and the society such as learners’ capacity and ability, aptitudes and potential for learning, motivation, needs, interests and values as well as society’s orientation to nurturing or using the individual gainfully. It also provides a framework of assumptions about emotional, political, cultural, religious and geographical...Read More

Elements of Curriculum

The elements of curriculum would guarantee the success of a curriculum. The elements of curriculum are: objectives, content or subject matter, methods or learning experiences and evaluation. Read More

Taba Model of Curriculum Development

Hilda Taba (7 December 1902 – 6 July 1967) was an architect, a curriculum theorist, a curriculum reformer, and a teacher educator. She wrote many books, especially in education, including The Dynamic of Education (1932), Adolescent Character and Personality (1949), School Culture: Studies of Participation and Leadership(1955), Action Research: A case study(1957), Curriculum Development and...Read More

Difference between Teaching and Instruction

Teaching and Instruction are being used interchangeably by many educators these days. Teachers are often called instructors supposing that their job is to instruct, to give knowledge or instructions. However, there is subtle difference between teaching and instruction. Teaching Teaching is more complex in nature. When we talk about teaching, we are dealing with different...Read More

SOLO Taxonomy versus Bloom’s Taxonomy

SOLO or Bloom? What to prefer? Whether you prefer SOLO or Bloom's doesn't matter. What does make a difference is the deliberate and accurate alignmentRead More

SOLO Taxonomy

John Biggs and Kevin Collins (1982) developed the SOLO (Structure of Observed Learning Outcomes) taxonomy as a systematic way of describing how a learner’s performance grows in complexity when learning different subjects or mastering tasks. SOLO Taxonomy provides a simple, reliable and robust model for three levels of understanding i.e. Surface level, Deep level and Conceptual...Read More

The Definition of Curriculum

Curriculum includes all those activities which are utilized by the school to attend the aims of education. Curriculum is all the experiences a learner has under the guidance of the school.Read More

Psychomotor Domain — Simpson’s Taxonomy

The Simpson's psychomotor domain (1972) includes physical movement, coordination, and use of the motor-skill areas. Simpson's psychomotor domain focuses on utilizing motor skills and coordinating them.Read More

Psychomotor Domain — Harrow’s Taxonomy

Harrow's taxonomy (1972) of psychomotor domain focuses on the development of physical fitness, dexterity, agility, and body control to achieve a high level of expertise. Harrow's taxonomy is organized according to the degree of coordination including involuntary responses and learned capabilities.Read More

The Revised Bloom’s Taxonomy

Lorin Anderson, a former student of Bloom, and David Krathwohl (2001) updated and revised the Bloom’s taxonomy reflecting relevance to 21st century work for both students and teachers. The revisions they made in the Bloom’s taxonomy appear fairly minor; however, they do have significant impact on how people use the taxonomy.  These changes can be...Read More