Elements of learning
A balanced and highly influential overview of the nature, scope and design of school curricula and the ‘elements of learning’ is:
- Her Majesty’s Inspectors (1985) The Curriculum from 5 to 16. Curriculum Matters 2. An HMI Series. London: HMSO. (Reading 9.2) (Available at educationengland.org.uk)
Extending common principles across primary and secondary education (Reading 9.1) are:
- Male, B. and Waters, M. (2012) The Primary Curriculum Design Handbook, London: Continuum.
- Male, B. and Waters, M. (2012) The Secondary Curriculum Design Handbook, London: Continuum.
The ways in which curriculum design has been developed in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales is described and analysed in:
- Wyse, D., Baumfield, V., Egan, D., Hayward, D., Mulme, M., Menter, I., Gallagher, C., Leitch, R., Livingston, K, and Lingard, R. (2012) Creating the Curriculum, London: Routledge.