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Durham University

School of Education

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Publication details for Mr Conrad Hughes

Acedo, C. & Hughes, C. (2014). Principles for learning and competences in the 21st-century curriculum. Prospects 44(4): 503-525.

Author(s) from Durham


This article addresses the core competences, attitudes and knowledge that the authors believe will promote transformative learning in the 21st century and should, therefore, feature in curriculum design. It first defines the purpose of curriculum, stressing the need for a coherent worldwide understanding of what is meant and intended by curriculum, and then focuses on learning as the cornerstone of curriculum, before turning to the guiding principles that should guide curricula in the 21st century.