- Subject index
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 8: Social, Cultural, and Intellectual Foundations of Curriculum
Social, Cultural, and Intellectual Foundations of Curriculum
- Curriculum and Episodes of Social and Cultural Change 193
- Impact of Social Sciences on Curriculum 197
- Curriculum Content and the Humanities 205
- Philosophy and Curriculum Knowledge 208
- Educational Philosophies and Curriculum 213
- Perspective into Practice: Ideas from the Social Sciences and the Humanities, and Their Application in Elementary and Secondary Curriculum 217
- Summary and Conclusions 218
- Critical Perspective 218
- Resources for Curriculum Study 219
- References 220
The very moment a teacher initiates a lesson symbolizes a confluence of knowledge and thought from many different sources. At the least, that action represents knowledge of the subject or skill being taught, planning, the curriculum, instruction, evaluation, and the diversity of learning styles, as well as self-knowledge. Teaching draws together both formal knowledge and experience ...