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subject-centered and student- centered impact on curriculum

When addressing curriculum development it is essential to determine if one is philosophically predisposed to a subject centered or student-centered approach to instructional planning. Subject centered approaches are often easier to approach when planning for instruction. If the instructor determines that will be the approach used, it is simply a function of determining the x-amount of content to be disseminated by a target date. that is followed by breaking down the content into more manageable deadlines. The solution is contrasted with the other key considerations when planning for instruction.

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I would definitely suggest drawing a major distinction between the two in that subject centered may insist on coverage of a certain number of pages in a given textbook without regard for the individual student's readiness for the concepts. On the other hand, a student-centered curriculum assesses where the student is and focuses on the individual's progression within the content . There is a clear distinction between learning a concept deeply versus a ...

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A very brief overview of key considerations when determining whether the curriculum will be subect- or stucent-centered. It is essential that one determine the prior to beginng to plan the curriculum as it will completely affect the overall curriculum. Instructional planning and expected outcomes will likewise be affected.