Student perceptions of a spiral curriculum
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Participant D talked about medical education concepts being confusing for her: "After attending so many programs by DME, I feel that these words like spiral curriculum
, integration etc.
A dynamic, spiral curriculum
which integrates subjects, can create that 'symphony in child's brain'."
The AKUMC follows an integrated, hybrid problem-based, spiral curriculum
, using a number of teaching methodologies like interactive lectures, laboratory sessions, tutorials, clinical skills sessions and field visits.
Bruner (1960) is best known for his statement, "We begin with the hypothesis that any subject can be taught in some intellectually, honest form to any child at any stage of development." He also emphasized the spiral curriculum
whereby revisits would be made with the pupil learning concepts and ideas in increasingly greater depth in the school curriculum.
Rymarz proposes an education al approach to religious education, one rooted in a spiral curriculum
. Allied to this, he reminds us that coherent religious education requires teachers who can explain complex topics well.
All this has been designed in such a way that it can be implemented through Modular System of Integrated Spiral Curriculum
but it can also be implemented on annual assessment basis.
However, if what Bruner says about a spiral curriculum
is in any sense correct, then "any subject can be taught effectively in some intellectually honest form to any child at any stage of development" (Bruner, 1960, p.
Returning to previously learned materials in different and more challenging contexts is similar to the spiral curriculum
advocated by Jerome Bruner.
In The Process of Education (Harvard University Press, 1960), Bruner details his idea commonly referred to as the "spiral curriculum
." In short, students revisit a topic, theme, or subject several times throughout their schooling, where the complexity of the topic is increased with each visit so the new learning is connected to the old learning.
The goal of the project was to adopt the spiral curriculum
approach to the bioprocess engineering option within the undergraduate BSE program at Virginia Tech.