Structuring the curriculum focusses to a greater or lesser degree on the relationship between the content and the needs of the student. Increasingly students are provided with opportunities to choose what subject matter they would like to learn.
Subject matter is largely determined by text books or chapters that need to be learned. Lecturers explain and clarify the content in lectures. Tutorials are used to deepen the knowledge aquired, clarify problems and provide feedback on assignemnts. An examination at the end of the semester assesses students understanding of the lecture material.
Guided self-study through assignments. Assignments are discussed in small groups
Mastery based learning
Students regulate their own learning to achieve pre-determined learning goals. Professional development planning.
Students work in small groups to understand, explain and solve problems. A tutorial group analyses the problem and identifies learning objectives. A period of independent study after which students report their learning. Students are guided by a tutor who assist with group processes.
Authentic, real-life tasks are derived from professional practice. Students work on the project in small groups or in parallel. Regular meetings with teacher. Outcomes of the process are reported back to the whole group of students.
Students combine university learning with learning from practice
students set their own topic areas and undertake a project with teacher supervision.