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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.
Chapter 4: Creating Curriculum
- Origins of Curriculum Development as Curriculum Work 79
- Key Factors in Curriculum Development 82
- Expanding the Conception of Curriculum Development 85
- Essential Knowledge for Curriculum Development Work 88
- Perspective into Practice: How Selected Knowledge Essentials Apply to Elementary and Secondary Curriculum 93
- Summary and Conclusions 97
- Critical Perspective 97
- Resources for Curriculum Study 98
- References 99
Textbooks, book bags, and backpacks are synonymous with school. Textbooks, what you lugged around, represented authority, the summarized versions of various kinds of knowledge. The teacher's knowledge, the textbook, and illuminating activities like videos, experiments, and field trips symbolize the live curriculum. For a curriculum to occur, it has to be wanted, thought out, and organized, and materials have to be produced. Curriculum has to be created.
Origins of Curriculum Development as Curriculum Work
In 1918, Franklin ...