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Open curriculum

An approach based on the principle that education and the curriculum should be active, flexible, fluid, and individualized. The primary concern of open education is to facilitate meeting educational goals while fulfilling the unique, individual potential of each learner. Curriculum in open education revolves primarily around the individual learner. It emphasises individual interests, and highlights the influence learning materials and their arrangement within a classroom may have upon learners. Educators in an open classroom may often follow a specific, daily curriculum. This curriculum is supplemented and altered through interaction to complement spontaneity. Therefore, although lessons may be taught and learned, the manner in which they are done so is rarely repeated. (Adapted from: Kridel 2010).

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