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Understanding and Shaping Curriculum: What We Teach and Why introduces readers to curriculum as knowledge, curriculum as work, and curriculum as professional practice. Author Thomas W. Hewitt discusses curriculum from theoretical and practical perspectives to not only acquaint readers with the study of curriculum, but also help them to become effective curriculum practitioners.
Part II: Knowledge Bases That Serve Curriculum
Understanding something begins by engagement with the knowledge about it. Knowledge developed from the results of such scholarly inquiry is foundational in our lives. In Part I, two ideas central to building understandings were introduced. The first is that one way to come to know a thing is to determine how it is put together, its structure. Another way to understand something is to identify who does it and observe how they do it. The idea here is that there is a duality to work. It is both a process, a way of doing something, and an evolving product. An author, for example, creates a manuscript, which is the product; in doing so, he or she ...