Curriculum – Past Trajectories and Future Trends (CANCELLED)

Curriculum – Past Trajectories and Future Trends (CANCELLED)

Course dates:
13 July, 2020 to 17 July, 2020
Early-Bird Course Fee (until March 31, 2020) - 300€; Regular Course Fee (after March 31, 2020) - 350€
Social Sciences
Application deadline:
Thursday, 30 April, 2020
Tallinn University
Tallinn, Estonia

General information

Perhaps even before but certainly after the appearance of major large-scale comparative student assessment tests such as PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment) in 2000 and the growing influence of supranational organizations such as OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), we can observe the effects of globalization in the education systems and curricula of most countries. Under the conditions of international competition for an educated workforce, almost everywhere education is becoming more homogenized. However, education still contains regional and national differences.

In this course we will discuss questions such as:
– What national and cross-cultural historical pathways and ideas have shaped today’s curriculum culture in different parts of the world?
– How have decisions relating to curriculum been influenced by the wider socio-economic environment?
– What are the alternative trends regarding curriculum and instruction emerging today that could influence the future?
– What are the roles of teachers and learners in these traditions and trends?
These are some of the topics that would be worth reflecting on if you are to develop or to enact a curriculum. During the course we will focus particularly on developments in Europe, the Anglo-Saxon countries and Asia.


Tallinn Summer School arranges accommodation for foreign participants at student dormitory (5-minutes walk from the university, double and triple rooms).


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