Curriculum theory and methodology

Course Code: PIPP 1202 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Education Sciences • Field of study: Pedagogy of primary and preschool education
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Grigore-Dan Iordachescu
Seminar tutor: Grigore-Dan Iordachescu
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Lecture
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5

Course aims:

To use correctly and in appropriate contexts the concepts specific to the curriculum theory
To identify all curriculum products and documents
To operate conceptually and methodologically with the types of curriculum in primary and pre-primary education

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1.The concept of curriculum. Evolution and meaning
2.Curricular structures and typologies
3.Curricular contents
4.Curriculum design and development
5.Curricular management in the system of study credits
6.Curriculum reform in Romania
7.Characteristics of the curriculum in primary and pre-school education

Teaching methods:

Lecture, Examples, Conversation, Exercise, Algorithmization, Academic controversy, Case study

Learning outcomes:

1. Identify a curriculum for a class of choice in primary education, study it, note its structure and mark a subject of study provided by this document; 2.Identify the syllabus for the chosen subject in the curriculum, study it, note its structure, highlight the general and specific competencies and mark a topic of your choice in the topics of the subject. 3.Identify a textbook corresponding to the selected subject (cover, table of contents), mark the selected topic in the syllabus and present its content in the textbook. 4.Achieve a set of operational objectives necessary to teach that lesson to the class of students.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Develop a portfolio of tools and applications in accordance with the specified requirements as outcomes. 100%

Recommended reading:

Anne Campbell & Lin Norton, Learning, Teaching and Assessing in Higher Education: Developing Reflective Practice, Learning Matters, London, 2007, 5-80.
David Middlewood & Neil Burton, Managing the Curriculum, SAGE Publications Ltd, New York, 2001, 5-100.
Kellan Sparks (Editor), Curriculum Management: Teaching and Learning, Willford Press, London, 2017, 5-100.