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Formal and Hidden Curriculum

1. What is the difference between the formal and the hidden curriculum?
2. Specify two ways technology impact the curriculum?
3. Explain two ways in which social forces shape curriculum development

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1. What is the difference between the formal and the hidden curriculum?
The formal curriculum includes topics and courses that have been agreed upon by faculties, school boards and parents to make up the formal curriculum of a specific level in the school. Examples of these topics are Geography, English literature, History, Algebra and others.
The hidden curriculum is a set of learning that has never been set by the school board. It consists of questions such as: Which students are participating well and who are not? Who do students want to sit with in the canteen and who has been always alone? The hidden curriculum consists much of what revolves ...

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425 words; 4 references; compare/contrast formal and the hidden curriculum, impact of technology on the curriculum

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