Defining curriculum Explaining what is meant by 'curriculum' is not as obvious as might at first seem. Most people would take curriculum to mean the subjects followed by pupils during (heir time at school. However, the curriculum is far more than just a list of subject content. Pupils learn and develop as a result of how they access the curriculum (the process) as well as learning about the subjects on (he curriculum. A simple example of (his is (hat pupils asked (o work in a group will hopefully be developing and using social skills (organisation, negotiation, delegation, lis(ening) as well as learning (he particular con(en( associated with (he subject While mos( planning is concerned with (he cognitive and skills domains, we mustn't forgef to (hink abou( opportunities for developing (he affective domain also.