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What is curriculum making?

Curriculum making is the creative act of interpreting a curriculum specification or scheme of work and turning it into a coherent, challenging, engaging and enjoyable scheme of work.

Curriculum making is a job that really never ends and lies at the heart of good teaching. These pages will explain curriculum making in more detail and guide you towards a variety of useful resources that will help you in your role as curriculum maker.

The ingredients of curriculum making

There are three main ingredients in the curriculum making process. Teachers make it happen in the classroom by drawing from their knowledge of:

  • teaching approaches and specific teaching techniques
  • students and how they learn
  • the subject - geography - and what it is for

The following diagram may help you to visualise this:

Curriculum Making diagram

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Browse the other pages in this section to find out more about curriculum making:

Curriculum making explained
Exploring the term 'curriculum making' in more depth.

Curriculum making artefact
A practical example - turning a song into a lesson activity on international migration.

Curriculum making glossary
26 key terms explained.

Further reading
A selection of useful online courses and published resources.

The idea of curriculum making has informed much of the GA's work in recent years and is a key element of our manifesto for school geography A Different View. Visit the A Different View area to download the full booklet, photo sets and suggested activities.


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