Curriculum Development: Process and Models


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What is curriculum content development?

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1. Content- or subject-driven curriculum is the best known model and is most often based on

2. The greatest difficulty for purpose-driven curriculum is

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this printable quiz/worksheet combo, you can test your understanding of the different approaches to developing curricula and how curricula should be organized. Some of the topics you'll need to understand for the quiz include curriculum content development models and influential curriculum development innovators.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this worksheet and quiz to review:

  • The definition of curriculum content development
  • Different methods of curriculum development
  • Challenges with purpose-driven curriculum
  • Hilda Taba
  • The meaning of scope and sequence in curriculum development

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of curriculum development processes to compare different curriculum models
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about curriculum development models and processes in a new light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as scope and sequence
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as content-driven curriculum and purpose-driven curriculum

Additional Learning

Learn more about curriculum development by reviewing the corresponding lesson, Curriculum Development: Process and Models. These topics are featured in the lesson:

  • How curriculum is organized
  • Developing curricula that engages students
  • Pros and cons of different types of curriculum models
  • Persons who contributed to the advancement of curriculum development
  • Identifying a curriculum's purpose and audience
  • Key components in creating curricula