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Curriculum


8 definitions, 4 child terms

An organized programme of both theoretical and practical studies, the successful completion of which is considered necessary to achieve specified educational goals corresponding to different levels of knowledge and qualification.
Source: UNESCO 1984, Global
A detailed description of the objectives, content, duration, expected outcomes, learning and training methods of an education or training programme.
Source: ILO 2006, Global
The inventory of activities implemented to design, organise and plan an education or training action, including the definition of learning objectives, content, methods (including assessment) and material, as well as arrangements for training teachers and trainers.
Source: CEDEFOP 2008, Europe
The word Curriculum has the meaning of educational path and describes the learning process in a much more comprehensive and complex fashion than is possible with Plans of learning content or learning material. These days, curriculum development is oriented towards the learner - the student/trainee and his learning process than towards the content of learning.
Source: UNEVOC 1993, UN
A statement of the training structure and expected methods of learning and teaching that underpin a qualification or part qualification to facilitate a more general understanding of its implementation in an education system.
Source: SAQA 2013, South Africa
a) Systematic group of courses or sequences of subjects required for a graduation or certification in a major field of study; or b) a general overall plan of the content or specific materials of instruction that the school should offer the student by way of qualifying him for graduation or certification of entrance into a professional or vocational field; or c) a body of prescribed educational experience under school supervision, designed to provide an individual with the best possible training and experience to fit him for a trade or profession. and d) any type of instructional and learning materials to be delivered using a computer and/or internet.
Source: TESDA 2010, Philippines
The set of courses and their contents offered by an institution such as a school, college or university, and partially or entirely determined by an external body.
Source: EU Commission AL 2010, Europe
The term curriculum refers to the design, organisation and planning of learning activities, while the term programme refers to the implementation of these activities.
Source: CEDEFOP (Modularisation) 2015, Europe

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