14005 Approaches to Curriculum Planning and Evaluation

Credits: 4 graduate credits in Education / Learning Systems or in Educational Administration, Policy and Leadership

Prerequisites for Education: Technologies and Learning Systems: Research Methods in Education, Curriculum Development and Implementation, Theories of Learning and Instruction, Evaluation in Education: Theory and Practice

Prerequisites for Educational Administration: Research Methods in Education, Theories of Learning and Instruction, Evaluation in Education: Theory and Practice

The course is based on two readers (in Hebrew and in English) edited by Sarah Guri-Rosenblit, David Metzer and Amira Rom; on The Teacher-Curriculum Encounter: Freeing Teachers From The Tyranny of Texts, by M. Ben-Peretz (Mofet, 1995, in Hebrew); and on materials on the course website.

The course deals with the changes that have taken place in the conception of science, knowledge and values in the post-modern era, as well as economic globalization processes and their ramifications for curriculum planning in various learning systems.

It examines processes, outputs and products of learning systems and presents various models of curriculum analysis and evaluation. Among other topics, the course deals with curriculum reforms in different countries, and the effects of these reforms and other factors on curriculum planning in Israel.

Topics: Changes in the post-positivistic age and economic globalization their ramifications for curriculum planning; Curriculum planning in Israel and trends in selected Western countries; Curriculum planning and evaluation; Analyzing curricula a means of examining their learning potential; Curriculum planning and post-modernism.