Universal Journal of Educational Research Vol. 1(3), pp. 209 - 220
DOI: 10.13189/ujer.2013.010311
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A Curriculum Development Route Map for a Technology Enhanced Learning Era


Linda Castañeda1,*, Paz Prendes2
1 Group of Research in Educational Technology, Universidad de Murcia, Murcia, Spain
2 Facultad de Educación, Campus Universitario de Espinardo, 30100 Murcia, Spain

ABSTRACT

In this paper we are trying to present a model of analysis that includes a comprehensive perspective of the state of the art in the specialized literature about curriculum development. From this theoretical approach, we get a complete curriculum overview. Including insights into: what are the curriculum principal elements, what we already know about didactic strategies, what are the dimensions the characterise an educational process, etc, This can be used as a route map for teachers or designers that are approaching for the first time to the complexity of a teaching-learning process. In addition, and as we have tested in the validation process of this, it is a useful tool for curriculum analysis, assessment guide for educational practices, as well as check list for curricular implementing taking decision processes. Using this, the planning process and the professional development of teachers will be improved, and may inspire improvement in teaching and learning models. In the end, it can be used as a metacognitive tool for teaching.

KEYWORDS
Curriculum Development, ICT, Analysis, Curriculum Design, Technology Enhanced Learning

Cite this paper
Linda Castañeda , Paz Prendes . "A Curriculum Development Route Map for a Technology Enhanced Learning Era." Universal Journal of Educational Research 1.3 (2013) 209 - 220. doi: 10.13189/ujer.2013.010311.