Introduction to Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
The central role of curriculum and pedagogy in becoming a teacher
A curriculum is at the core of the process of teaching and learning. In this course, you will explore certain foundational questions in education: What is a curriculum? Is there only one kind of curriculum that operates in a teaching-learning situation, or are there many? What are the various factors that determine a curriculum? How is curriculum and syllabus organised in a school?
We will look at what pedagogy and preparation is required for a teacher to teach effectively, and the modes and materials that may help a teacher teach. We will over key aspects of assessment and evaluation and the different ways a teacher can evaluate learning. This course will introduce you to all of these ideas through an interactive pedagogy that would help understand the nuances of school curriculum and its implementation.