A educational program is a document which enables organize and detail a pedagogical process . The program provides guidance to the teacher regarding the content to be taught, the way in which he has to develop his teaching activity and the objectives to be achieved.
Educational programs usually have certain mandatory contents, which are set by the State . In this way, all citizens of a country are expected to have a certain knowledge base that is considered essential for cultural, historical or other reasons.
Beyond this characteristic, educational programs have different characteristics even in the same country . Each educational center incorporates what it considers necessary and gives a particular physiognomy to the educational program that will govern the training of its students.
In the case of Spain, for example, it is established by the relevant organic education law, that educational programs should promote a series of aspects or principles such as the following:
-The equality of opportunities.
Usually, an educational program includes the details of thematic contents , the objectives of learning , the teaching methodology and the modes of evaluation and clarifies the bibliography which will be used during the course.
Another way to understand the concept of educational program is to associate it with a software It serves to teach something. In this case, it is a interactive computer program for educational purposes.
An educational program also be a television show that, like the software , seeks to disseminate knowledge in a didactic way so that the viewer can assimilate and learn.
Throughout the history of television there have been numerous educational programs that have sought to serve viewers to learn all kinds of knowledge. Specifically, among the most important or praised are these:
- "The concert". Between 2000 and 2009, this space was broadcast in Spain, which was intended to bring classical music to children. To do this, with the collaboration of the Philharmonic Orchestra, children were shown some of the most important pieces of this type of music through fun games and activities.
-"Once upon a time the man". In the 80s and 90s, this French cartoon series became popular, which taught children not only how the origin of man was but also some of the most relevant historical events. The Neanderthal man, Marco Polo, the hundred-year war, the Sun King or the French Revolution are some of the protagonists of this production, made by Albert Barillé. It is important to know that there were many other versions of it, to bring all kinds of knowledge to the little ones: "Once upon a time ... science", "Once upon a time ... space", "Once upon a time ... the Americas" ...
An example of an educational program can be a television series that teaches speak English . In the various programs , a teacher explains questions related to pronunciation, the conjugation of verbs and other details.