• Rodica Mariana Niculescu Transilvania University of BraÈ™ov, Romania


curriculum, competence, knowledge, understanding, wisdom, learning situation, learning activity, learning opportunity, lesson types


The paper belongs to the same set of reflections about curriculum. The pages start with some ideas about the core questions about the place and the role of the education in this new millennium, old questions but with new answers nowadays. They continue with another facet of the reflection opened and continued in other papers about the ambiguities and false and real controversy exiting in Curriculum Theory. The genuine need of convergence in this field is another part of the paper. The core issue presented is represented by one aspect of this needed convergence: that between the philosophy of curriculum focused on students’ competencies and the lesson types; highlighting the obsolete wording of these types is the starting point for some explanations about a new suggested terminology.


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