What does curriculum mean?

Definitions for curriculum
kəˈrɪk yə ləmcur·ricu·lum

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. course of study, program, programme, curriculum, syllabus(noun)

    an integrated course of academic studies

    "he was admitted to a new program at the university"


  1. curriculum(Noun)

    The set of courses, coursework, and their content, offered at a school or university.

  2. Origin: From curriculum, derived from curro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Curriculum(noun)

    a race course; a place for running

  2. Curriculum(noun)

    a course; particularly, a specified fixed course of study, as in a university

  3. Origin: [L. See Curricle.]


  1. Curriculum

    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.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Curriculum

    A course of study offered by an educational institution.

Editors Contribution

  1. Curriculum

    Refers to the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values which learners are expected to acquire; which includes the learning specifications and standards or learning aims, goals and objectives they are expected to meet; the units, content and lessons that teachers teach; the assignments and projects given to students; the books, materials, videos, presentations, field trips and readings used in a course; and the tests, assessments, and other methods used to evaluate student learning.

    Syllabus, schemes of work, co-curricular activities; school/college culture, climate and routine

    Submitted by adsikalumbi on April 25, 2019  

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'curriculum' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1920

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'curriculum' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3929

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'curriculum' in Nouns Frequency: #841

How to pronounce curriculum?

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How to say curriculum in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of curriculum in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of curriculum in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of curriculum in a Sentence

  1. Menander:

    The school of hard knocks is an accelerated curriculum.

  2. Floyd Mayweather:

    Life is its own curriculum, with each lesson needing to be learned.

  3. Yu Teng-jay:

    These curriculum changes are slanted toward a Chinese view of the world.

  4. Ron Paul:

    If you have a national curriculum and rules, you'll never get to these new ideas.

  5. Alan Garten:

    I stand by the curriculum that was taught at both Trump University and Trump Institute.

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