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Subject Centered Curriculum B.Ed Notes| Subject Centred Curriculum b.ed notes

What is Subject Centred Curriculum ?

Subject Centered Curriculum 

The subject-centred curriculum refers to the course which is primarily intended to organise the subject - matter and the text - object to give the children a reasoned and progressive knowledge.

With the help of such a curriculum, the teacher sets aside a set of definite knowledge before the children in different disciplines. The point is that the subject - centred curriculum gives importance to teachers and subjects. Since the focus is only on books, such a course is also known as book - centered syllabus.

Characteristics of Subject Centred Curriculum 

1. Simple organization - 

Under the subject - centric course, the knowledge of the experiences in the various fields of the community is organized in a logical and systematic manner. The teacher has no difficulty in getting such well - organised knowledge into the minds of children.

 2. Interest of society - 

In a subject - centric course, the content is already fixed. It benefits not only teachers and children, but also parents and operators. Teachers know what to teach them throughout the year, and children know what to read. A similar course on - the - spot which makes parents easily understand what their children are studying in school and even the operators learn fully about the progress of their teachers.

 3. Ease of co-relation (easy salutation) - 

In the subject - centred syllabus one subject can be easily established with another subject. The child gets a clear grasp of knowledge.

4. Clarity of objective (clarity of aim) - 

Objective of subject oriented curriculum is clear so that both teachers and children are well acquainted with it. This clarity of purpose serves to enable children to take interest in the lessons and to make teaching work smooth.

 5. Simple evaluation (easy evaluation) - 

In the subject - centered course one evaluates the progress of children easily. The teacher can conduct an written examination to determine whether the children remembered the material they had studied.

 6. The objective curriculum is based on definite social and educational ideology - 

Based on a definite social and educational ideology. It develops a certain type of life philosophy and social ideals.

 7. The ability to present knowledge in a shorter time and with a little force - 

In a subject - oriented course, the knowledge of each subject is presented separately. This enables children to acquire a certain amount of knowledge easily in a short period of time with a little power.

Limitations of Subject Centred Curriculum 

1. Rigid, Formal and Traditional – 

The subject-centric curriculum is mostly rigorous, formal and traditional. No changes can be made according to the changing circumstances and requirements.

2. No Possibility of All Round Development – 

The subject-centric curriculum may lead to mental development of children, but their physical, emotional and social development cannot be done. In other words, rigorous, formal and traditional subject-centric curriculum does not lead to all-round development of children.

3. Emphasis on Cramming and Examinations – 

The subject-centric curriculum does not encourage the psychological activity of learning but only on cramming books and periodic examinations. Such rote knowledge does not prove useful in the future life of children.

4. Unpsychological -

It suppresses the natural tastes, trends and needs of children.

 5. Undemocratic -

Democratic - centered curriculum becomes undemocratic. It places text books on focus rather than develop democratic values in children. The result is that all education in the country becomes as much as textbooks are.

 6. Negligence of individual differences - 

No place is given to the principle of individual diversity in the subject - centric curriculum. A definite amount of knowledge is given to all the children in the same way. They are not given opportunities to acquire knowledge by themselves. With such forcible knowledge, the natural development of children is hampered.

Principles of Curriculum Construction