Common Elements of Curriculum Framework

The set of documents that set a curriculum standard and provides context (available resources, teacher skills and system support) where specialist subjects develop curricula.
1. Current Context
      Illustrates the social and economic environment in which education policy is pursued and where education and learning take place.   
2. Educational Policy Statements
Describe educational goal of Government, such as universal literacy and numeracy. And also develop the skills which are necessary for economic development and the creation of a stable and tolerant society.        
3. Statement of Broad Learning Objectives and Outcomes / standards for each level / cycle
Describes what students should know and when they can complete their education at school. The results should be expressed in a range of domains, including knowledge, perspective, skill and ability, values and attitudes.
4. Structure of the Education System
      Describes the school system where the curriculum framework is applied. It must be specified:
• Number of years of study, including compulsory education
• Research stages (or cycles) and their duration
• Number of weeks in school years, school hours / hours of instruction
5. Structure of curriculum content, learning areas and subjects
Describes the content organization within the framework and the extent to which schools and students can make choices. It can be described:
• The pattern of subjects or areas of study studied at each stage or cycle (such as core, elective and course)
• The number of hours to devote to each subject or place of study at each stage or round.
6. Standards of resources required for implementation
Illustrates the standards as applicable to:
• Teachers - qualifications, learning instruction (number of lessons per week)
• Students - like every class lesson of each subject
• Materials - textbooks, computers and other equipment; facilities - classroom, furniture, tools.
7. Teaching methodology             
Illustrate the set of teaching techniques that can be used in implementing the framework.
8. Assessing and reporting student achievement
Illustrates how important it is to assess whether students achieve the results of each subject, and to recommend (or suggest) types of evaluation strategies (such as written, oral, functional and practical demonstration skills).


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