What we learn is what we become. A curriculum is considered the “heart” of any learning institution. In its broadest sense, curriculum refers to the “total learning experiences of individuals not only in school but society as well”. Curriculum development is defined as planned, a purposeful, progressive, and systematic process to create positive improvements in the educational system. Curriculum development is not only about the school, the learners, and the teachers. It is also about the development of society in general. In today’s knowledge economy, curriculum development plays a vital role in improving the economy of a country. It also provides answers or solutions to the world’s pressing conditions and problems, such as environment, politics, socio-economics, and other issues of poverty, climate change, and sustainable development. Curriculum development matters a lot in setting the direction of change in human life, not only at the micro but also at macro levels. However, there is a myth that ancient education curriculum is just about survival skills. Educators call it the saber-tooth curriculum.
Shivanetra Trust has researched and structured a curriculum framework that brings together the essence of our scriptures, the content delivered in Gurukulam and new emerging sciences in the world. Oneness Curriculum Framework is applicable to all age groups and is divided into three stages beginning from preconception to old age. Educators can use this framework and create curriculums and educate students; specific to their nationality, culture and ethnicity. The Oneness Curriculum Framework seamlessly integrates into any syllabus and is relevant to present situation of career choices.