Sara Stec

Taba Model-1962

  • Description of the Approach
    • Hilda Taba believed that there should be a clear definate order to curriculum design.
    • Teachers must be involved in the process.
    • There are 7 steps to the Taba model of curriculum development:
      • Identify the needs of the students
      • Develop objectives
      • Choose content that matches the objectives.
      • Organize content considering the learners experiences and background
      • Select instructional method that promote student engagement
      • Organize learning experiences by sequencing content
      • Evaluate to ensure mastery

  • Information Resources
    • Taba, H. (1962). Curriculum development: theory and practice. New York: Harcourt Brace.
    • Fraenkel, J. R. (1994). The evolution of the Taba Curriculum Development Project. Social Studies, 85(4), 149.
      • This article explores one school's use of the Taba Model with their social studies curriculum

  • Strategies and Ideas for Implementation
    • Taba model is currently used today in most curriculum designs. The steps still used are:
      • Identifying he needs of the students
      • Developing objectives
      • Selecting intructional methods
      • Organizing learning experiences
      • Evaluating