Advantages and Disadvantages of Teacher centered Curriculum Approach

Mon, 11/11/2013 - 03:33 -- Umar Farooq

Advantages and Disadvantages of Teacher centered Curriculum

Advantages of Teacher Centered Approach

  1. As the curriculum is designed by the teacher, it become easy to achieve the desired goals.
  2. Subject matter become psychologically sound due to its relevance with the interests, needs and level of the children.
  3. Content/Subject matter is logically arranged. - Irrelevant material/ Subject matter is avoided.
  4. Teachers feel comfortable and confident in the classroom activities.
  5. Democracy is encouraged.
  6. Co-operation is developed.
  7. Society/Community is also involved (directly or indirectly) in the development of curriculum.
  8. No objection is raised by the teacher in connection with the availability of sources and resources.

Disadvantages of Teacher Centered Approach

Following limitations may hinder the process. 

  1. A change in the attitude on the part of learners, teachers and community is difficult to develop.
  2. Lack of sources and resources.
  3. Hinderance due to rigid administration, planning and management.
  4. It will become difficult to maintain a common standared in various institutions.
  5. The existing curriculum for the teaching training institutions is not suitable for the teacher centered approach.
  6. A drastic change in the examination system/evaluation will be required.