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EDUC 471 Curriculum Development Theory and Practice Dr. Suzanne de Castell, Education, AQ 8545 email@example.com 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://18.104.22.168/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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