Curriculum Development

© UNESCO-IBE 2006

The curriculum is a crucial component of any educational process. It addresses questions such as what students should learn and be able to do, why, how, and how well. In the past, the curriculum was designed merely from the perspective of its cultural transmission functions with its structure consequently reflecting discrete areas of knowledge.

 

Given the complexity of today’s ever-changing world, contemporary approaches to curriculum development far exceed the traditional understanding of curricula as merely plans of study or lists of prescribed content.

 

The IBE supports UNESCO action aimed at attaining quality Education for All and promoting the development of quality curricula. The strategic objective is to contribute to the development of the capacities of specialists, practitioners and decision-makers in the design, management and implementation of the quality of curriculum-making processes.