Curriculum and Instruction Theory
This course will explore systematic, analytical approaches to curricular and instructional planning. It examines what it means to observe, see, and make sense out of learning in educational environments. It asks participants to analyze what happens in these environments (learning and teaching, student interactions, teacher-student relationships, etc.) and take concrete action based on that analysis.
- Understand what is curriculum and instruction and why is it important as a field of inquiry
- Review the research literature on curriculum, assessment and instruction inform the understanding of student learning and thereby affect current educational practice
- Recognize the effect of using systematic observation tools has on the teacher’s ability to reflect on classroom instruction
- Learn how to analyze and implement effective teaching practice