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What are the aims and objectives of a curriculum design process?

The aims and objectives of a curriculum design process center around creating curricula that are meaningful, manageable, and modern. This involves prioritizing the outcomes of education rather than the subject matter.

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Curriculum design process might sound a bit perplexing, but it’s really just another way of talking about how teachers and educators put together (design) their various courses and classes (curriculum). The primary aim is to build an excellent educational environment.

A curriculum design process should start with clear principles and goals. All that follows should be aligned with those values. The ensuing curriculum should adhere to the stated reasons for teaching students about any given subject matter or topic.

Another part of the curriculum design process is inclusivity. You want to make sure you're showing your students the breadth and diversity of the subject matter at hand. If you're designing a curriculum for an introduction to poetry class, you don’t want to teach only one type of poet. You want to demonstrate the dynamic range of poets and poetry.

Your curriculum design process should also ensure that your course unfolds in a sensible fashion. If you’re designing a...

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