The Guide to Curriculum in Education illuminates how four commonplaces of curriculum--subject matter, teachers, learners, and milieu--are interdependent and interconnected in curriculum making and the ties between and controversies over public debate, policy making, university scholarship, and school practice in defining and developing curricula. Complex traditions of curriculum scholarship are traced to illuminate curriculum ideas, issues, perspectives, and possibilities. A major goal is to highlight and explicate how subject matter, teachers, learners, and context or environment are interdependent and interconnected in decision-making processes that involve local and state school boards and government agencies, educational institutions, and curriculum stakeholders at all levels. Key Features: • Organized around four parts as articulated by curriculum scholar Joseph J. Schwab: subject matter, teachers, learners, and milieu • Brief, objective chapters of 5,000 words each provide student readers with more depth than found in an encyclopedia entry • Chapters focus on key contemporary concerns and provide Further Reading suggestions for students wishing to explore a topic in more detail • The Guide focuses on 55 topical chapters organized in four parts: Subject Matter as Curriculum, Teachers as Curriculum, Students as Curriculum, and Milieu as Curriculum This guide will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers within education programs who seek to better understand the four commonplaces of curriculum and how it influences various aspects within the field of education.
The Technological Milieu
The Technological Milieu
No matter whether curriculum is defined as the content, the learning experiences, the products that students actively construct out of their interaction with the world, or the process of questioning and searching for new and complex insights into the world, it is intricately intertwined with technology. On the one hand, technology is part and parcel of the curriculum, comprising critical learning contents and experiences and shaping the construction and questing process. On the other hand, curriculum defines the roles technology could play in learners’ educational experience.
The Interaction Between Technology and Curriculum
Technology is a critical component of the curriculum in the 21st century and shapes curriculum and instruction. And at the same time, subtopics of the curriculum (content, ...