Activity 1

Changing Curriculum Principles 

In a song recorded in 1964, Pete Seeger was very critical of what he saw as the hidden messages of the American education system in the 1960s.

REFLECT: Think back to the years when you were at school yourself. What was your curriculum like? What do you think its aims were? Do you think it achieved its aims?

WRITE: Write an account of the curriculum which you were taught when you attended school yourself. Compare it with the basic principles of the curriculum which you currently teach. What are the similarities and differences?

(Allow 20 minutes)