2) Compare and contrast the

curriculum design models
Taba’s, Tyler’s, Wheeler’s
MODELS TABA TYLER WHEELER



SIMILARITIES
 Provide structure for examining the model
 Designed to provide a basic for decisions regarding the:-
-Selection
-Structuring
-Sequencing of the education experiences
 All involves curriculum development process






DIFFERENCES
 Rational/ objective
model
 An inductive approach

Eg: teacher should begin
the process by creating
specific T&L units for the
SS rather than by engaging
initially in creating a
general curriculum design.

 Rational/ objective
model
 Best known model for
curriculum development.
 Deductive for it proceeds
from general to specific
 Cyclical model
 The ideas are in a
cyclic form (Tyler’s
original Ideas)

MODELS TABA TYLER WHEELER



DIFFERENCES

 consists of 5 elements:-
-Objective
-Content
-Learning experiences
-Teaching strategies
-Evaluation measures

 The curriculum should be
design by the teachers rather
than handed down by higher
authority.

 Straight line model
-Objective
-Choice
-Organization
-Evaluation
-The goals and objectives -
are essential

 Spherical model
-Experiences
-Choosing learning
-Choosing content
-Organizing & learning
exp & context

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