Education

ASSIGNMENT # 2- ESSAY (15%) DUE:  2017
This assignment should be between 1000-1500 words (excluding references). It carries a
weighting of 15%. Attempt ONE of the following.

1. The informal and the hidden curriculum have a greater impact than the formal
curriculum on the development of learners. Show by three reasoned arguments, the
extent to which you agree with this statement.

Assessment Criteria for Question #1 Max. Score Your Score
Definition of Curriculum 2
Accurate interpretation and explanation of each form of
curriculum
4
Clear attempt to explain the impact of each form of curriculum
on the development of learners
4
THREE clearly feasible reasons to support or disagree with
the statement clearly specified and justified (citing relevant
examples).
15
Evidence of research and referencing in the body of text 1
Care taken in the organization of ideas, conciseness, evidence
of ability to examine ideas critically
2
Proper presentation of references using APA 6th Edition 1
Legibility and general neatness of presentation: good language
use, text properly edited
1
TOTAL 30

OR
2. Explain THREE ways in which Bruner’s Theory of Instruction can help a teacher to
plan instruction for a group of ‘slow’ learners.

Assessment Criteria for Question #2 Max Score Your Score
Accurate interpretation & explanation of Bruner’s Theory of
Instruction
5
Clear and adequately detailed descriptions of the
characteristics of ‘slow’ learners
5
Clear indication of THREE ways that Bruner’s theory can
assist the teacher with relevant examples
15
Evidence of research and referencing in the body of text 1
Care taken in the organization of ideas, conciseness, evidence
of ability to examine ideas critically
2
Proper presentation of references using APA 6th Edition 1
Legibility and general neatness of presentation: good
language use, text properly edited
1
TOTAL 30

 

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