I never heard of the Tyler rationale until now. After reading the article given to us. I can come up with a couple of ways it was implemented into my own school. I am from Manitoba, so I used the Manitoba curriculum rather than the Saskatchewan curriculum. The ways we used it back home were to seek direct results from doing certain activities related to the curriculum, such as in English, we’d have to do essays in MLA formatting which was required for us in our curriculum. We’d do other activities such as watching videos on how to do it and just practice and repetition to learn it properly. The educational purposes our teachers provided us were just their normal way of teaching in order for us to understand the concept and the activity we were doing so that we could be proficient in it. We had also gone on field trips early in high school and all throughout middle school that pertained to what we were learning. In my grade 11 history class, we were learning about a certain time period and we had ended up going on a field trip to a museum that had artifacts and information about that entire time period. That was a cool experience for us that was different from the traditional way of teaching in a classroom.
The limitations I think the Tyler rationale gives us some schools won’t be able to provide the same experiences as other schools. An example of this would be field trips for students to a place that will help the students learn. Some schools may not have enough money in their budget to be able to provide that opportunity. The other limitation to is that is it provides teachers to only teach in the classroom if they choose to. It’s a good way of teaching, but for a student it can become very boring after awhile. Sometimes a classroom needs to be switched up a bit and do something that they don’t do everyday, like class outside if it’s nice enough out, or just a different way of teaching in the classroom, just to switch it up for the students.
The benefits of Tyler’s rationale is it can be organized nicely to almost make it into a checklist. If certain things aren’t being met in the teachings, then teachers can go back and see how they could implement it into the classroom and the lesson. It puts a lot of emphasis on making sure that what is in the curriculum is actually being taught for the students sake, and to make sure that the students are actually understanding it. That’s what I enjoy as a student is actually knowing the teacher cares about you enough to make sure everything that is required in the curriculum is being taught.