SUPSKY curriculum design model
“Curriculum development” and “curriculum design” concepts are occasionally confused and substituted for one another. This issue brings about not only the problem of clear and detailed specification of curriculum design processes in research studies but also the use of these terms in the field. For this reason, in this article, firstly similar and different aspects of curriculum development and curriculum design concepts were explained and then the confusion resulting from the interchangeable use of the concepts was addressed.
Another issue is that although some curriculum theorists suggest curriculum development models with steps, there are limited descriptions of the design processes in detail for curriculum designers. The most widely- known of these curriculum development models are Tyler’s Model, Taba’s Model, Taba &Tyler’s Model, Saylor, and Alexander & Lewis Model. SUPSKY curriculum design model, used in this study, is grounded on the steps of curriculum design, contributes to the field regarding defining design processes in detail, introducing the differences between curriculum development and curriculum design, and being named as a curriculum design model. To structure the model, two types of Delphi techniques, Conventional Delphi, and Policy Delphi, were used for data collection in this qualitative study. The structure of this model, which is based on a graphical projection of the theoretical model, was also discussed.
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