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Kohn, Eli – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2017
In January 2012, a team of curriculum specialists based at Bar Ilan University in Israel were approached by a Jewish day school in Australia to design a new Jewish Studies curriculum for its school. The mandate was to design a curriculum model from first-steps that would form the basis for the new curriculum. This article demonstrates how…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Jews, Day Schools, Curriculum Design
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Sims, Margaret – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2015
Commonly, planning for children involves comparing what they know against a curriculum or learning framework which identifies what they should know. Early childhood educators are then expected to create learning opportunities to help fill the gap between these two extremes. In this paper I argue that such an approach does not honour the…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Childhood Needs, Childrens Rights, Early Childhood Education
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Burder, Ronan L.; Tangalaki, Kathy; Hryciw, Deanne H. – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2014
Content based language instruction can assist English as a second language (ESL) students to achieve better learning and teaching outcomes, however, it is primarily used to understand content, and may not help to develop critical analysis skills. Here we describe a pilot study that used a "Socratic" small-group discussion in addition to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Medical Students, Biomedicine
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Stokes, Anthony; Wright, Sarah – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
This paper explores different approaches for developing skills in economics in schools. It considers the different preferred learning styles of students through the VARK method and applies a contextual learning approach to engage students and develop skills. The key skills that are considered are literacy, numeracy, information and communication…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Skill Development, Cognitive Style, Preferences
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Gao, Shang; Coldwell-Neilson, Jo; Goscinski, Andrzej – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2013
This paper firstly introduces the concept of constructivist learning which advocates that students actively construct knowledge themselves with teachers' assistance. Based on the six important elements of constructivist learning and teaching planning approach, detailed examples of designing the six constructivist elements of situation, groupings,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Constructivism (Learning), Information Technology, College Students
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Talukdar, Joy; Aspland, Tania – Journal of Curriculum and Teaching, 2012
Sexually transmitted diseases as well as the major hepatides, hepatitis A, B and C are on the rise in South Australia, specifically among the adolescents and young adults' age group. Adolescents rely much on school programs for their health-related information. Accordingly, the present review provides critical insights into the existing…
Descriptors: Health Education, Adolescents, Foreign Countries, Sexually Transmitted Diseases