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What place does science have in an aims-based curriculum?

Reiss, M; (2014) What place does science have in an aims-based curriculum? School Science Review , 95 (352) pp. 9-14. Green open access

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Abstract

I argue that school curriculum development should start with aims rather than with subjects and that the fundamental aims of school education should be to enable each learner to lead a life that is personally flourishing and to help others to do so too. These overarching aims give rise to more specific ones by considering how human flourishing requires such things as the acquisition of a broad background understanding, moral education, a life of imagination and reflection, and preparation for work. This approach would result in a school science education that had similarities with much current school education, which is desirable as it suggests that the approach is not completely unrealistic, but some non-trivial differences too, which is desirable as it suggests that the approach does not simply replicate existing approaches.

Type: Article
Title: What place does science have in an aims-based curriculum?
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10024041
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