Curricular Material Development
This course is a practical, hands-on sequel to all the other courses in the programme that is focused on the actual development of curricular materials.
In the Indian context, curricular materials are a significant part of teaching and learning in school subject content. Decisions regarding curricular material are influenced by a myriad set of factors: the aims of education, grade specific objectives, the nature of the subject, teacher learning context and pedagogical practices. Curricular materials determine classroom transactions and act as relevant roadmaps for teachers. With this set of courses, we want to help you be a professional well-trained to develop good quality curricular materials. This course is a practical, hands-on sequel to all the other courses in the programme that is focused on the actual development of curricular materials. You will understand the significance of a “resource”, think about the needs of end users (teachers, students and even parents) and convey the importance of formative assessment strategies for assessment techniques. You will learn to develop vision statements for curricula, specify syllabi, create textbooks, workbooks and worksheets with accompanying visual illustrations for resources, experiment kits, games and theatre actions. You will study the National Curricular Framework of 2005 for an understanding of the aims of education and analyse and critique curricular material to create a common understanding of this realm. This course throws special focus on developing curricular material in languages, maths, science and social science.