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Basic principles of curriculum and instruction

Author: Ralph W Tyler; Peter S Hlebowitsh
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Presents the concept that curriculum should be dynamic, a program under constant evaluation and revision. This book shows how educators can approach curriculum planning, studying progress and  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ralph W Tyler; Peter S Hlebowitsh
ISBN: 9780226086507 022608650X
OCLC Number: 841198177
Description: xii, 128 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: What educational purposes should the school seek to attain? --
Studies of the learners themselves as a source of educational objectives --
Studies of contemporary life outside the school --
Suggestions about objectives from subject specialists --
The use of philosophy in selecting objectives --
The use of a psychology of learning in selecting objectives --
Stating objectives in a form to be helpful in selecting learning experiences and in guiding teaching --
How can learning experiences be selected which are likely to be useful in attaining these objectives? --
Meaning of the term "learning experience" --
General principles in selecting learning experiences --
Illustrations of the characteristics of learning experiences useful in attaining various types of objectives --
How can learning experiences be organized for effective instruction? --
What is meant by "organization" --
Criteria for effective organization --
Elements to be organized --
Organizing principles --
The organizing structure --
The process of planning a unit of organization --
How can the effectiveness of learning experiences be evaluated? --
The need for evaluation --
Basic notions regarding evaluation --
Evaluation procedures --
Using the results of evaluation --
Other values and uses of evaluation procedures --
How a school or college staff may work on curriculum building.
Responsibility: Ralph W. Tyler ; with a foreword by Peter S. Hlebowitsh.


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