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									             EDUC 471
      Curriculum Development
                  Theory and Practice




  Dr. Suzanne de Castell, Education, AQ 8545

               decaste@sfu.ca

     Office hours: Wednesday, 11:30-1:30

Course Web Site: www.szdecastell.com/educ471
Which looks like this…
What are they doing??
      “Swimming lessons” 
A question of Theory and Practice
    How do we design curriculum?
    Theory: The Cannon/Canon




The “Big Guns’ of educational theory generally: 
e.g. Plato, Rousseau, Dewey, Piaget, Illich, Freire, 
Bourdieu etc
And more specifically, of curriculum-focused 
theory, e.g. Spencer, Tyler, Bobbit, Kilpatrick, etc
“Official” Practice: Selecting, representing and 
communicating “educational knowledge”
 
   Let’s look at…Curriculum Directives, BC and 
                      Beyond
  (For your “Four Directions” final class project)
4 ways to teach swimming…
        Official Practice in BC?
http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/irp/welcome.php
      Let’s look for…
“International Languages”
And here’s the curriculum for American Sign Language, grades 5-10 
                    And beyond BC?
Manitoba:
http://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/index.html
 
Ontario:
http://199.71.28.69/eng/curriculum/
 
Quebec:
http://www.mels.gouv.qc.ca/gr-pub/menu-curricu-a.htm
 
Ireland:
http://www.ncca.ie/ 
 
UK:
http://curriculum.qcda.gov.uk/  
 
Others?
Curriculum Production: A Different 
    Approach to Development
 We’ll combine theory and practice in 
    the “Four Directions” Project
And these are our books:
(Start reading Ranciere and…)
Assignment#1            Doing Theory: Wikipedia as “Public Curriculum”

How is knowledge selected, represented and communicated by Wikipedia? Using it
as your model, create a one page max. Wikipedia-like entry on one of the following:
(You CAN use Wikipedia but you MUST use at least one additional source) make sure
to specify the DATES of the theory/theorist. Upload to class blog by 11:59 Jan 17 th!

   1.    Herbert Spencer: Education (“What knowledge is of most worth?”)
   2.    A.N. Whitehead: The Aims of Education
   3.    W.H. Kilpatrick: Remaking the Curriculum
   4.    J.F. Herbart: The Aim of Education
   5.    Ralph Tyler: Basic Principles of Curriculum and Instruction
   6.    Franklin Bobbit: The Curriculum
   7.    John Dewey: The Child and the Curriculum
   8.    Raymond Williams: Curriculum as “A Selective tradition”
   9.    Pierre Bourdieu: Curriculum as ‘symbolic violence’
   10.   Bowles and Gintis: Schooling in Capitalist America
   11.   Martin Carnoy: Education as Cultural Imperialism
   12.   P.H. Hirst and R.S. Peters: The Curriculum
   13.   William Pinar (reconceptualism)
   14.   J.J. Schwab: Education and the Structure of the Disciplines
   15.   Elliot Eisner: The Educational Imagination
   16.   J.A. Peddiwell: The Saber-Tooth Curriculum
   17.   Robin Barrow: The Canadian Curriculum
   18.   Kieran Egan: Learning in Depth
   19.   A.V. Kelly: The Curriculum-Theory and Practice
   20.   L. Stenhouse: Curriculum Research and Development
   21.   H. Taba: Curriculum Development-Theory and Practice
   22.   Others: You suggest!

								
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