What Is the Definition of Traditional Curriculum?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Mar 25, 2020 9:23:58 PM ET
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A traditional curriculum typically involves a teacher conveying facts to students. The curriculum focuses on a specific body of knowledge to be transmitted to students and relies heavily on memorization and drilling of facts and formulas. Education systems founded on traditional curricula often focus solely on the subject matter being taught and favor measurement of educational objectives via a great deal of testing.