The Need for a Balanced Curriculum

Brian Allison
1979, Vol. 11, No. 2,


There are three matters to which I would like to address myself in this paper:

1. Some brief comments on the GCE A-level examinations in Design.

2. Some questions regarding the relevance of examinations and, in particular, those in Design.

3. Some suggestions regarding curricula, curriculum directions and curriculum concerns in the contexts of courses.

The curriculum concerns I shall implicitly refer to are

a) Who is the curriculum being designed for; otherwise described as the population.

b) What should be the outcomes of curricula; otherwise described as aims.

c) What should the implementation of the curricula consist of; otherwise described as content.

d) How shall we know the learning or whatever is in tended has occurred; otherwise described as assessment or evaluation.

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