Student Created Curriculum

Students are creating curriculum, teaching and facilitating, evaluating and promoting curriculum, textbooks and other classroom learning.

Expecting students to be co-creators of the classes they learn in, student-created curriculum increases in student engagement, student agency and critical thinking provide privileged learning and teaching experiences for students and educators (Nelson & Fredrick, 1994). Students on curriculum committees can have opportunities to create curricula or modify what currently exists. There is a long history of this though, with student involvement in curriculum writing extending back to the 1970s. This activity continues today, including elementary students rewriting curriculum and other dynamic activities.

Reading, analyzing, and learning required standards can give students a basis for deepened learning and understanding, while partnerships with teachers ensure quality outcomes.

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