PRINCIPLES AND APPROACHES TO CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

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  • Saroj Chhatria, Dr.Baburam Pani, Dr.Ashok Kumar Digal, Miss Sangeeta

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Curriculum development plays a pivotal role in shaping the quality and effectiveness of education. This research paper delves into the principles and approaches that underpin the process of curriculum development in educational settings. Through a comprehensive literature review, various theories and historical context regarding curriculum development are explored, providing a solid foundation for the research. The paper presents a synthesized theoretical framework that integrates the core principles of curriculum development, highlighting their interconnectedness and significance in guiding the design and implementation of curricula. Additionally, an in-depth analysis of different approaches, such as subject-centered, learner-centered, problem-based, and competency-based approaches, uncovers their strengths, weaknesses, and applicability in diverse educational contexts. Furthermore, the study identifies external and internal factors influencing curriculum development decisions, considering the impact of societal changes, technology, politics, and cultural aspects on curriculum design. By examining implementation challenges faced by educators and institutions during curriculum changes, the paper offers practical strategies to overcome these obstacles. The research includes insightful case studies that demonstrate successful curriculum development initiatives, illustrating how principles and approaches are effectively employed to meet educational objectives. Additionally, the paper explores emerging trends and innovations in curriculum development, presenting a glimpse into the potential future of education. In conclusion, this research paper highlights the importance of sound principles and approaches in curriculum development, emphasizing their role in shaping a relevant and meaningful educational experience for learners. By synthesizing diverse perspectives and presenting practical applications, it serves as a valuable resource for educators, policymakers, and researchers seeking to enhance the quality and relevance of curricula in contemporary educational settings.

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2024-02-20

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