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1.3.2 CURRICULUM AS EXPERIENCE

Curriculum as experience

This curriculum concept is based on an assumption that the process. through which the goals of schooling are achieved is more important than the content that is used as an object of study. Probably the best known advocate of this curriculum model was American educationalist John Dewey in early 20th century.

Later on, curriculum as experience became alternative to classical content based curriculum. However, curriculum model that emphasizes experiences rather than transfer of information is more vulnerable to external critics (especially from traditional academic spheres) and also more difficult to use as a basis for educational evaluation and assessment of student learning.

This model is applicable, where all school teachers hold master’s degree and are therefore capable to interpret the descriptions of learning experiences into concrete teaching acts.

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