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Curriculum Design

The curriculum can prepare students for lifelong learning by including "how-to" instruction that equips them to research, explore, and derive knowledge from their own experiences and from what is around them. For example, teaching students how to find information, observe a situation and think critically about it, and learn from mistakes enables them to learn from what they are doing and encountering. These types of skills must be incorporated into the curriculum, however, or they will for the most part not be learned. Most students have been taught in a school environment where they have been trained to sit quietly and follow instructions, not think for themselves or embark on a learning adventure of their own. Such pursuits as WebQuests, individually initiated research projects, and student-selected learning approaches are just the beginning of lifelong learning, showing students how to structure and develop their own learning. Students also need to be taught to appraise the responses of those around them and adjust their behavior in an emotionally intelligent manner so that they can be productive and successful members of work teams. They need to be able to accept correction so that they can learn from both positive and negative input. Students taught from a curriculum geared toward lifelong learning are schooled in a variety of ways that enable them to learn from their environment and their experiences. A culture of lifelong learning can arise from an artfully devised curriculum, and this reinforces lifelong learning as well. A school in which students are learning in multiple ways and always looking for new ways to learn sets the stage for the individual student's quest for knowledge at a personal level.

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