Systemic approach (SA) to curriculum development (implication and application of systems thinking to curriculum development)

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Mansur Akil

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This paper will address the application of systemic approach to curriculum development. This approach is inspired by systems or systemic thinking which is holistic-comprehensive in nature as opposed to taxonomic thinking which is partial-fragmentary. Systemic thinking considers this world as a system: education is a system; curriculum and curriculum development are sub-systems of education. Every system has its own elements; all elements in the system are equally important and together will determine the success of a system to achieve its goal. The success of a system is determined by the intersection, interrelation, and interaction of all its elements.  The failure of language teaching to meet its goal might be because it is based on a curriculum which is not systemically developed; some elements are not considered or involved. Therefore, the application of systemic approach to curriculum development might be an alternative solution.

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AKIL, Mansur. Systemic approach (SA) to curriculum development (implication and application of systems thinking to curriculum development). Proceedings of English Education International Conference, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 2, p. 6-9, dec. 2016. ISSN 2527-8037. Available at: <http://capeu.unsyiah.ac.id/proceedings/index.php/eeic/article/view/2>. Date accessed: 19 june 2018.
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