Paradoxically, less control can lead to more learning. An open curriculum is based on the idea that we should adopt a more focused way of managing students' learning. We can select a small core set of things we want students to master and not sweat decisions about exactly how and when they learn them.
This idea places students in charge of their own learning, helping them find something they want to accomplish, and assuming they will learn what they need to learn in get it done. The concept of an open curriculum goes against all notions of a conventional fixed curriculum. Why? Because fixed curricula are damaging.
Knowledge and Goals
Where am I in the content of the book?