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What's the difference between syllabus and curriculum? There do not seem to be agreed meanings. [wikiP page on Syllabus wikiP page on Curriculum] Syllabus derives from the Greek for "table of contents"; curriculum from the Latin for "race track" cf. "course of study".
On the whole, 'syllabus' refers to a description of what will be or should be covered; 'curriculum' to a prescription of the set of activities or courses a student must take.
This is consistent with a hierarchy:
The muddle however is well illustrated by this sentence: "[The syllabus is the content ... which] should be relevant to the outcomes of the curriculum."
Authors often discuss the words' derivations, but do not give a definition and certainly do not commit to one, and fail to discuss how other authors have different meanings. Because of this, my conclusion is that any person (or department) who uses either word ('curriculum' or 'syllabus') wishes to give the impression of being knowledgeable but is not serious about communicating or being understood.
Syllabus & curriculum Alec Johnstone in a talk seemed to be using: Syllabus = aims & objectives Curriculum = timetable (plan of M-acts). [Willy Dunn[e] said that curriculum was coined at UoG, and referred to the set of set books that were handed "round" in turn. They were set content, but not time.] But American IDs I think use curriculum for the aims. Reigeluth (above): Curriculum (what to teach) Instruction (how to teach it) includes: (= design, dev.(create resources?), impl.(adapt to local circs =?delivery?) Counseling Admin. Evaluation Management I.e.: Syllabus Curriculum Instructional design / L-design What does curriculum design mean? Put this on page with C] L-act/Lactivity hier? L-object. cf. like the books of the original curric. B] curric vs. syllabus (vs. L-aims vs. L-design ...) A] ILOs, L-aim, objectives; outcomes, ... It (A&K neoBloom book) also says intended student learning outcomes -- outcomes = objectives, curriculum standards, learning goals.
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