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Outside Curriculum

  • By: William H. Schubert
  • In: Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies
  • Edited by: Craig Kridel
  • Subject:Cultural Studies (general), Curriculum & Content (general), Curriculum Studies

Outside curriculum refers to the purport and patterns of teaching and learning that occur in nonschool contexts of life. As with school curricula, outside curricula could be analyzed in terms of diverse venues: intents or explicit policy dimensions; hidden or implicit dimensions (sometimes referred to as hidden curriculum); aspects that are part of the act of instruction, or taught curricula; tested curricula, relatively narrow bands that are subjected to evaluation; learned curricula, or that which is acquired and applied from the educational experience; embodied curricula, or that which becomes part of a person's existence and guides his or her life. Thus, outside curricula are those dimensions of life experience that help shape a person's outlook and ways of negotiating the world. Outside curricula should ...

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