Assignment 2

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Assignment 2: Curriculum Foundations 
Due Week 6 and worth 300 points

Refer to the Scenario for Assignments 1-3. Build on the same pilot curriculum you identified in Assignment 1 for this assignment.

Write a six to seven (6-7) page paper in which you:

1.       Summarize the following aspects of Assignment 1:

1.       Describe the specific curriculum area and grade level(s) for the pilot curriculum

2.       Provide four (4) core instructional goals for the curriculum.

2.       Describe the approach to curriculum development (i.e., behavior, systems, humanistic) you will use to shape curriculum design, providing a rationale for your selected approach that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.

3.       Describe the philosophical / theoretical approach to curriculum development (idealism, realism, etc.) you will use to shape the curriculum design, providing a rationale for your selected philosophy that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.

4.       Describe the psychological motivational approach to curriculum development you will use to shape the curriculum design, providing a rationale for your selected approach that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.

5.       Discuss one (1) cultural influence that has the greatest impact on the school district and provide a rationale for the impact it has on the district. 

6.       Recommend at least one (1) effective way to integrate the cultural influence into the planned curriculum that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.

7.       Develop a strategy for incorporating critical thinking skills (appropriate to grade level) into the planned curriculum using Bloom’s Taxonomy of Cognitive Objectives.

8.       Provide a rationale for your strategy that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum. (Note: A brief description of Bloom’s Taxonomy may be found at Center for Teaching and Learning located at http://teaching.uncc.edu/articles-books/best-practice-articles/goals-objectives/blooms-taxonomy-educational-objectives.)

9.       Use at least six (6) relevant, scholarly references published in the last seven (7) years (three [3] new in addition to the three [3] identified in Assignment 1). (Note: Wikipedia and other non-government Websites do not qualify as scholarly resources. Review the supplementary readings list on the first page of the course guide for possible references.)

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

·         Be typed, double spaced, using Times New Roman font (size 12), with one-inch margins on all sides; citations and references must follow APA or school-specific format. Check with your professor for any additional instructions.

·         Include a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the student’s name, the professor’s name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and the reference page are not included in the required assignment page length.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

·         Identify the key elements of curriculum design and development.

·         Compare the philosophical foundations of curriculum.

·         Consider how psychological foundations play a role in the development of curriculum.

·         Analyze the relationship of social foundations to K-12 curriculum.

·         Develop the strategies and techniques to support curriculum planning.

·         Design curriculum plan for a current or future school setting.

·         Use technology and information resources to research issues in curriculum planning.

·         Write clearly and concisely about curriculum design and development using proper writing mechanics.

 

 

 

 

Points: 300

Assignment 2: Curriculum Foundations

Criteria

Unacceptable
Below 70% F

Fair
70-79% C

Proficient
80-89% B

Exemplary
90-100% A

1. Summarize the following aspects of Assignment 1: (a) describe the specific curriculum area and grade level(s) for the pilot curriculum; (b) provide four (4) core instructional goals for the curriculum.
Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely summarized the following aspects of Assignment 1: (a) described the specific curriculum area and grade level(s) for the pilot curriculum; (b) provided four (4) core instructional goals for the curriculum.

Partially summarized the following aspects of Assignment 1: (a) described the specific curriculum area and grade level(s) for the pilot curriculum; (b) provided four (4) core instructional goals for the curriculum.

Satisfactorily summarized the following aspects of Assignment 1: (a) described the specific curriculum area and grade level(s) for the pilot curriculum; (b) provided four (4) core instructional goals for the curriculum.

Thoroughly summarized the following aspects of Assignment 1: (a) described the specific curriculum area and grade level(s) for the pilot curriculum; (b) provided four (4) core instructional goals for the curriculum.

2. Describe the approach to curriculum development (i.e., behavior, systems, humanistic) you will use to shape curriculum design, providing a rationale for your selected approach that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely described the approach to curriculum development (i.e., behavior, systems, humanistic) you will use to shape curriculum design; did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your selected approach that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.

Partially described the approach to curriculum development (i.e., behavior, systems, humanistic) you will use to shape curriculum design; partially provided a rationale for your selected approach that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.

Satisfactorily described the approach to curriculum development (i.e., behavior, systems, humanistic) you will use to shape curriculum design; satisfactorily provided a rationale for your selected approach that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.

Thoroughly described the approach to curriculum development (i.e., behavior, systems, humanistic) you will use to shape curriculum design; thoroughly provided a rationale for your selected approach that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.

3. Describe the philosophical / theoretical approach to curriculum development (idealism, realism, etc.) you will use to shape the curriculum design, providing a rationale for your selected philosophy that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely described the philosophical / theoretical approach to curriculum development (idealism, realism, etc.) you will use to shape the curriculum design; did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your selected philosophy that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.

Partially philosophical / theoretical approach to curriculum development (idealism, realism, etc.) you will use to shape the curriculum design; partially provided a rationale for your selected philosophy that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.

Satisfactorily philosophical / theoretical approach to curriculum development (idealism, realism, etc.) you will use to shape the curriculum design; satisfactorily provided a rationale for your selected philosophy that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.

Thoroughly philosophical / theoretical approach to curriculum development (idealism, realism, etc.) you will use to shape the curriculum design; thoroughly provided a rationale for your selected philosophy that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.

4. Describe the psychological motivational approach to curriculum development you will use to shape the curriculum design, providing a rationale for your selected approach that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.
Weight: 15%

Did not submit or incompletely described the psychological motivational approach to curriculum development you will use to shape the curriculum design; did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your selected approach that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.

Partially described the psychological motivational approach to curriculum development you will use to shape the curriculum design; partially provided a rationale for your selected approach that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.

Satisfactorily described the psychological motivational approach to curriculum development you will use to shape the curriculum design; satisfactorily provided a rationale for your selected approach that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.

Thoroughly described the psychological motivational approach to curriculum development you will use to shape the curriculum design; thoroughly provided a rationale for your selected approach that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.

5. Discuss one (1) cultural influence that has the greatest impact on the school district and provide a rationale for the impact it has on the district. 
Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely discussed one (1) cultural influence that has the greatest impact on the school district and did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for the impact it has on the district. 

Partially discussed one (1) cultural influence that has the greatest impact on the school district and partially provided a rationale for the impact it has on the district. 

Satisfactorily discussed one (1) cultural influence that has the greatest impact on the school district and satisfactorily provided a rationale for the impact it has on the district. 

Thoroughly discussed one (1) cultural influence that has the greatest impact on the school district and thoroughly provided a rationale for the impact it has on the district. 

6. Recommend at least one (1) effective way to integrate the cultural influence into the planned curriculum that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.
Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely recommended at least one (1) effective way to integrate the cultural influence into the planned curriculum that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.

Partially recommended at least one (1) effective way to integrate the cultural influence into the planned curriculum that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.

Satisfactorily recommended at least one (1) effective way to integrate the cultural influence into the planned curriculum that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.

Thoroughly recommended at least one (1) effective way to integrate the cultural influence into the planned curriculum that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum.

7. Develop a strategy for incorporating critical thinking skills (appropriate to grade level) into the planned curriculum using Bloom’s Taxonomy of Cognitive Objectives.
Weight: 10%

Did not submit or incompletely developed a strategy for incorporating critical thinking skills (appropriate to grade level) into the planned curriculum using Bloom’s Taxonomy of Cognitive Objectives.

Partially developed a strategy for incorporating critical thinking skills (appropriate to grade level) into the planned curriculum using Bloom’s Taxonomy of Cognitive Objectives.

Satisfactorily developed a strategy for incorporating critical thinking skills (appropriate to grade level) into the planned curriculum using Bloom’s Taxonomy of Cognitive Objectives.

Thoroughly developed a strategy for incorporating critical thinking skills (appropriate to grade level) into the planned curriculum using Bloom’s Taxonomy of Cognitive Objectives.

8. Provide a rationale for your strategy that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum. 
Weight: 5%

Did not submit or incompletely provided a rationale for your strategy that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum. 

Partially provided a rationale for your strategy that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum. 

Satisfactorily provided a rationale for your strategy that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum. 

Thoroughly provided a rationale for your strategy that is consistent with the core instructional goals of the planned curriculum. 

9. Use at least six (6) relevant, scholarly references published in the last seven (7) years (three [3] new in addition to the three [3] identified in Assignment 1).
Weight: 10%

No references provided

Does not meet the required number of references; some or all references poor quality choices.

Meets number of required references; all references high quality choices.

Exceeds number of required references; all references high quality choices.

10. Clarity, writing mechanics, and formatting requirements
Weight: 10%

More than 6 errors present

5-6 errors present

3-4 errors present

0-2 errors present

 

 

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