Curriculum is often used to describe only the goals, objectives, or plans, something distinct from the “means” of methods, materials, and assessment.
Types of curriculum :
1. Formal Curriculum – The curriculum is usually confined to those written understandings and directions formally designated and reviewed by administrators, curriculum directors and teachers, often collectively.
2. Hidden Curriculum – That which is implied by the very structure and nature of schools, much of what revolves around daily or established routines.
3.Societal Curriculum – Massive, ongoing, informal curriculum of family, peer groups, neighborhoods, churches organizations, occupations, mass, media and other socializing forces that “educate” all of us throughout our lives.
4. Null Curriculum – That which we do not teach, thus giving students the message that these elements are not important in their educational experiences or in our society.
5. Phantom Curriculum – The messages prevalent in and through exposure to any type of media.
6. Concomitant Curriculum – What is taught, or emphasized at home, or those experiences that are part of a family’s experiences, or related experiences sanctioned by the family.
7. Received Curriculum – Those things that students actually take out of classroom; those concepts and content that are truly learned and remembered.
8. Internal Curriculum – Processes, content, knowledge combined with the experiences and realities of the learner to create new knowledge.
9. Electronic Curriculum – Those lessons learned through searching the Internet for information, or through using e-forms of communication.