course of study, program, programme, curriculum, syllabus(noun)
an integrated course of academic studies
"he was admitted to a new program at the university"
The set of courses, coursework, and their content, offered at a school or university.
Origin: From curriculum, derived from curro.
a race course; a place for running
a course; particularly, a specified fixed course of study, as in a university
Origin: [L. See Curricle.]
In formal education, a curriculum is the planned interaction of pupils with instructional content, materials, resources, and processes for evaluating the attainment of educational objectives. Other definitions combine various elements to describe curriculum as follows: ⁕All the learning which is planned and guided by the school, whether it is carried on in groups or individually, inside or outside the school. ⁕Outlines the skills, performances, attitudes, and values pupils are expected to learn from schooling. It includes statements of desired pupil outcomes, descriptions of materials, and the planned sequence that will be used to help pupils attain the outcomes. ⁕The total learning experience provided by a school. It includes the content of courses, the methods employed, and other aspects, like norms and values, which relate to the way the school is organized. ⁕The aggregate of courses of study given in a learning environment. The courses are arranged in a sequence to make learning a subject easier. In schools, a curriculum spans several grades. ⁕Curriculum can refer to the entire program provided by a classroom, school, district, state, or country. A classroom is assigned sections of the curriculum as defined by the school. For example, a fourth grade class teaches the part of the school curriculum that has been designed as developmentally appropriate for students who are approximately nine years of age.
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A course of study offered by an educational institution.
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Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Curriculum' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1920
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Curriculum' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3929
Rank popularity for the word 'Curriculum' in Nouns Frequency: #841
The numerical value of Curriculum in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of Curriculum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The school of hard knocks is an accelerated curriculum.
If you have a national curriculum and rules, you'll never get to these new ideas.
Everyone is unique. Compare not yourself with anyone else lest you spoil God's curriculum.
Changing a college curriculum is like moving a graveyard--you never know how many friends the dead have until you try to move them!
We sit down with teachers, use the devices with them, show them what they can do, and ask them what content they want the device to deliver, it’s about finding content that is specific to the curriculum goals of the teacher.
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