Developmental approach in designing curriculum content asserts that curriculum should help students to learn the information which is necessary in performing day to day operations or tasks. This model emphasizes that curriculum should provide practical information and should help developing skills and learning capacities for better performance (Browder, et al., 2003). Developmental approach looks forward in developing student abilities to be an excellent performer in their life. This model recognizes students’ development as a sequential growth which starts with academics, then career and then social growth while curriculum should be designed to achieve objectives of all stages of students’ needs.
Readiness approach as the name suggests is related to the entry level of students. It refers to particular skills and understanding of a student. Readiness approach suggests that in designing curriculum content, it is important to examine the mental standing of the student where the student is (Marcon, 2002). In an institutions some students may have well developed skills and understanding to complex topics because they were already exposed to learning opportunities but others may not have got the same chances (Muller-Ackerman, 2014). So, curriculum content must be designed considering the readiness of students and the level of their understanding. In contrasting scenario, no prior knowledge of students’ readiness may lead to an unplanned curriculum content which will hinder actual growth and learning of students (Olfman, 2003). Examining readiness provides a series of indicators whereas these indicators help understanding the expectations and needs of students. Based on these indicators educationists have better oversight of required curriculum contents which later produces greater learning and growth. Readiness approach as ...Show more