Principled Curriculum Design


Denis Lawton defined curriculum as “a selection from culture” but how are we to make the selection, and who gets to decide? In the absence of a clear set of guiding principles for the design of a curriculum, curriculum development becomes a kind of inflationary spiral in which people agree to other people’s preferences provided their own are also accepted. The result is too often a curriculum that is, in the words of William Schmidt, “a mile wide and an inch deep”. This session will present participants with a number of principles for curriculum design.


Target Audience: School Leaders and Curriculum Development/Planning Officers

Course Registration Details

Presenter: Professor Emeritus Dylan Wiliam

Date & Time: 19 November 2021, Friday, 8.00am to 9.00am SGT

Delivery Mode: Online via Zoom

Registration Closing: 05 November 2021

Session Fee:

First 2 participants: S$65.00 nett per pax

Next 2 participants: *S$55.00 nett per pax

Subsequent participants: *S$45.00 nett per pax

Early Bird: Register on or before 06 Aug 2021 for additional 10% discount


Please note:

*The discounted tier fee only applies to participants from the SAME organisation registering for the SAME session.

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Withdrawal Notice Period / Penalty

More than 14 days - 50% of course fee

Less than 14 days - 100% of course fee

Less than 3 working days or No-Show - 100% of course fee

Illumien Asia reserves the right to change or cancel the session due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event of a cancellation, all registrants will receive full refund.