IntroductionIn many countries around the world the curriculum is increasingly viewed as laying the foundation for comprehensive educationalreforms aimed at achieving quality learning outcomes. Contemporary curriculum development processes more frequently involve public discussion and consultation with a range of stakeholders, and the curriculum is progressively evolving into a topic of debate engaging policy-makers, experts, practitioners, and society at large. Curriculum terminology is no longer only used by specialists in this field who are aware of all the complexities involved, and this may generate confusion and misinterpretation. Many curriculum-related terms are frequently used interchangeably even if they refer to different concepts and, depending on the context, the same termmay be understood in many different ways by various stakeholders. An example is the diversity of definitions for the term ‘curriculum’, a word that in many national languages does not even exist.


Via Mary Theodosiadou , YourTerm, Estelblau