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Embodied Curriculum

  • By: Nikoletta Christodoulou
  • In: Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
  • Edited by: Craig Kridel
  • Subject:Cultural Studies (general), Curriculum & Content (general), Curriculum Studies

Embodied curriculum is the curriculum that takes form and shape in the experiences of people and that ultimately becomes part of their lived experience. It puts emphasis on the body, which is regarded as the locus of perception and understanding of the world and the environment, including the classroom and the subject matter. The evolvement of the term embodied curriculum takes on historical significance as it enables one to grasp the term curriculum from a strict body of knowledge to be learned independently of people's life experiences to a more liberal way of viewing knowledge and reality—that is, as a mutual and continuous construction and reconstruction and negotiation of what reality is and how it is experienced. This ability gives a new grasp of curriculum, ...

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