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Sunday, November 27, 2005

International Curriculum - more or less important at the Primary Level?

After I read the article these thoughts came to my mind.......

What is an International curriculum?.....does it begin with a set of objectives which clearly define what children should be capable of at certain important periods of their development? ........should it include everything that children learn during their time at school?.....does it provide the most appropriate support for teachers to develop children's learning?.......does it provide opportunities for teachers to assess the quality of children's learning?........or does it mean developing international mindedness in children to enable them to accept different cultures with an open mind?


Would an International curriculum be more effective at a whole-school level rather than only at the primary or secondary level to help children learn effectively?

How does Aditi incorporate it into her system?

3 Comments:

  • I think you could also give some thought to the balance (what and how) that needs to be struck between the local context in which the school is situated and the international context....

    By Blogger Shuchi Grover, at 12:38 AM  

  • Geeta, I think the first few questions that you have asked would refer to curricula in general, na dnot particularly to international curricula. The last question about international mindedness is specifically to do with international curricula. On the other hand, all curricula should have international mindedness as part of the values if we are talking twentyfirst century education!

    However, these are larger issues and thoughts on these should be reflected in your practice and in yur teaching in the essay. It is important not to lose that focus (and very easy to do so) while writing this essay. Hope these comments are in fast enough to be of use to you in editing your essay.

    By Blogger Tara Kini, at 10:07 PM  

  • Thanks Tara and Shuchi

    Geeta

    By Blogger Geeta Kamat, at 6:37 AM  

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