Re-framing curriculum

Traditionally, a curriculum is subject-based, such as Art and Mathematics, treating each subject in isolation. Subject-specific knowledge, understandings and techniques are taught using a scope and sequence of content.

A re-framed, concept-based model is presented here, consisting of a curriculum matrix that provides a progression of student competencies as related to learning domains. Within the matrix, teachers and students can create the concepts, skills and understandings to guide student inquiry and direct instruction.

The following two links lead to an overview of the model, its framework and examples of the concepts, understandings & skills that can be incorporated into it.

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