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Conceptual Empiricist Perspective

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

Conceptual empiricism is one of the many perspectives that exist in the field of curriculum studies. This perspective employs the conceptual and empirical work in studying the fields of curriculum and education, as opposed to the traditional approach that was devoted simply to the development of programs of study. Conceptual empiricism represents the influence to the curriculum field from the social science researchers and academics who believed that conceptual and empirical research could evoke significant outcomes in education and thus, in classroom practice. Up to that point, and in the beginning of the 20th century, the curriculum field served primarily the areas of education connected to the narrow term of schooling, namely administration, teaching, and design and development of programs of study. The subsequent expansion ...

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