Knowledge and curriculum Syllabus

Knowledge and curriculum Syllabus

KNOWLEDGE AND CURRICULUM Syllabus for B.Ed Second Year

knowledge and curriculum syllabus, aims objectives and importance of knowledge and curriculum


After completion of the course, student teachers will be able to:

1.      understand the concept of knowledge and knowing
2.      understand the different ways of knowing
3.      understand the facets of knowledge
4.      understand the epistemology of different philosophies
5.      understand the concept of curriculum
6.      understand the approaches of curriculum development
7.      know various designs of curriculum
8.      understand the importance of curriculum change



Knowledge: Key Concepts:
·        Meaning of Knowledge and Knowing, Kinds of knowledge and Sources of knowledge
·        Methods of acquiring Knowledge
·        Distinction between- Information and Knowledge, Belief and truth, Reasoning and Analysis
·        Different Ways of Knowing- Relative roles of the knower and the known in knowledge transmission and construction
·        Contribution of the teachers in assimilation and dissemination of information and knowledge
Different facets of knowledge and relationship, such as:
·        Local and University
·        Concrete and Absolute
·        Theoretical and Practical
·        Contextual and Textual
·        School and Out of School

Culture and Knowledge:
·        Role of culture in knowing
·        Ways of knowledge rendered into action
·        Emerging problems relating to knowledge

Epistemology of Indian Philosophies:
·        Sankhya
·        Vedanta

Epistemology of Western Philosophies:
·        Idealism, Naturalism, Pragmatism, and Existentialism


Conceptual Framework of Curriculum:
·        Curriculum – Meaning, nature and its organizing curriculum components
o   Principles of curriculum construction
o   Bases of curriculum

Different Approaches to Curriculum Theory:
·        Traditional approach
·        Learner driven approach
·        Critical approach

Curriculum Process and Different ways of Approaching Curriculum Theory:
·        Curriculum as product
·        Curriculum as process
·        Participatory approach 

Curriculum Design Models
·        Discipline Centered Design, Learner-Centered Design & Problem Centered Design
·        Components required in Curriculum Development
·        Curriculum Change: Meaning, Need and Factors affecting Curriculum Change 

Tasks & Assignments: 

·        (Indian/ Western) Philosophy’s branch of Epistemology
·        Evaluation of the curriculum of 9th or 10th standard and submission of the report
·        Any other the project was given by the institution.


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