Reiss, Michael J., and John White, An Aims-based Curriculum: The Significance of Human Flourishing for Schools. London: The Institute of Education Press, University of London, 2013
Outlines a curriculum design based on the general aim of equipping every student to lead a personally flourishing life (and derivative sub-aims) rather than on knowledge-based (subject-centered) aims; spells out a rationale for this model of curriculum design and offers illustrative examples of both dispositions and understandings derived from such aims; describes processes for implementing this model thorough changes in policy and professional actions; written with specific reference to curriculum in England but applicable elsewhere.
Broad Topical Focus
Curriculum Proposals in Coherent Form, Curriculum Development, Organization, Design
Mode of Inquiry in the Study
Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay
Type of Study
Curriculum Aims and Objectives, Content Selection and Organization, Curriculum Development Strategies, Comparative Curriculum
Reiss, Michael J. and White, John, "Reiss, Michael J., and John White, An Aims-based Curriculum: The Significance of Human Flourishing for Schools. London: The Institute of Education Press, University of London, 2013" (2013). CIRS: Curriculum Inquiry and Related Studies from Educational Research: A Searchable Bibliography of Selected Studies. 3695.
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