Curriculum and Teaching

In today’s world, a curriculum and pedagogy designed to develop 21st century skills is critical to guarantee the opportunity to learn for all students. This topic area focuses on research, policy and practice that addresses critical elements in curriculum and teaching needed to establish equitable and high quality education systems. Among these: instruction that fosters the development of higher-order thinking skills through challenging and relevant curriculum; learning environments that are student-based and structured to address the variety of learning styles, interests, and abilities found within a classroom; and student progress that is measured by school-based assessments that include project-based activities like science investigations and research papers.

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