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The details about primary school education curriculum process


The curriculum process refers to interrelated activities that are carried out in order to achieve the curricular objective(s). These include curriculum planning, curriculum development, curriculum implementation, and curriculum evaluation. 

Curriculum Planning: Curriculum planning is very important in any curricular activity in planning any curriculum, the curricular experts should take into consideration what to teach, the learners, the culture/values of the society, and various subject areas (Oyekan, 2000). Dada (1999) opines that conceptualization, identification of needs, the formation of objectives, selection, and organization of content and learning experiences and evaluation are the various stages involved in planning. 

Curriculum Development: curriculum development is the process of producing concrete documents that we can lay out hands-on for implementation. It includes decision making on what to introduce and the production of materials. These materials include textbooks and visual aids (Dada, 1999). 

Curriculum Implementation: This is the process of translating the learning contents into instruction to the learners. (Oyekan, 2000). In a simple language, it is a process of teaching the learners what is contained in the curriculum. In Implementation, the teacher has to adopt suitable teaching methods if the objective of the curriculum is to be achieved. In Pre-Primary and primary schools. Implementation takes place in the classroom, workshops, and laboratories.

Curriculum Evaluation: in any project that has been executed there is the need for the planner to examine the functionality of such a programme. The curriculum is no exception. After teaching, there is the need for a teacher to assess the learners in order to know whether learning has taken place or not

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