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Constructivism (Learning), Curriculum evaluation, Science curriculum, South Australian Curriculum Standards and Accountability Framework (SACSA), South Australia
This book commences with a criticism of constructivism as the basis for curriculum design followed by an attempt to argue an alternative. It is possible to proceed to criticise constructivism as the basis for curriculum design by illustrating the issues with references to extracts from curricula used by various countries and Departments of Education. This book takes a different route. The assumption is made that criticism will be clearer if related to a substantial part of a curriculum rather than extracts from a variety of curricula from a variety of countries. The focus is on the recently developed, and currently in use, South Australian Curriculum Standards and Accountability Framework (the Framework) and the Science Curriculum within it. This is not to indicate that the criticisms of the Framework do not have application beyond the confines of South Australia. It is clear from the arguments that they do.
Gibbons, J. A. (2004, January 01). On Reflection. Shannon Research Press. https://research.acer.edu.au/saier/11
Copyright James Anthony Gibbons (Flinders University of South Australia), 2004
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Shannon Research Press