Contents: introduction · curriculum as transmission · curriculum as product · curriculum as process · curriculum as praxis · curriculum and context · curriculum and informal education · further reading · links · how to cite this article The idea of curriculum is hardly new – but the way we understand and theorize it has altered over the years – and there remains considerable dispute as to meaning.
It has its origins in the running/chariot tracks of Greece. In Latin curriculum was a racing chariot; currere was to run.
Objectives are set, a plan drawn up, then applied, and the outcomes (products) measured.
It is a way of thinking about education that has grown in influence in the United Kingdom since the late 1970s with the rise of vocationalism and the concern with competencies.
Curriculum is a body of knowledge-content and/or subjects.