Exemplars of Curriculum Theory

Author: Arthur K. Ellis
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317927311
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book crosses the divide between theoreticians and practitioners by demonstrating how curriculum theories and models are applied in classrooms today. It ties together broad educational theories such as progressivism, essentialism, perennialism, etc.; curriculum models, characterized as learner-centered, society-centered or knowledge-centered; and exemplars of curriculum theories and models, such as Reggio Emilia, Core Knowledge, the International Baccalaureate, etc.

Navigating the New Pedagogy

Author: Jeff Halstead
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1610480236
Format: PDF, ePub
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Navigating the New Pedagogy: Six Principles that Transform is written to give teachers a vision of current, best 21st century classroom practice. Teachers, administrators, and education professors will find ideas that will help transform classrooms into positive, productive learning environments.

Body Knowledge and Curriculum

Author: Stephanie Springgay
Publisher: Peter Lang
ISBN: 9781433102813
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"Body Knowledge and Curriculum" examines student understandings of body knowledge in the context of creating and interrogating visual art and culture. It illustrates a six-month research study conducted in an alternative secondary school in a large urban city. During the research project, students created a number of visual art works using a diversity of material explorations as a means to think through the body as a process of exchange and as a bodied encounter. The book engages with feminist theories of touch and inter-embodiment, questioning the materiality and lived experiences of the body in knowledge production, in order to provoke different ways of theorizing self/other relations in teaching and learning. This volume is important because it explores the ways in which youth understand the complex, textured, and often contradictory discourses of body knowledge, and seeks to intentionally create alternative pedagogical and curricular practices to ones that subscribe to a healthy body model. Additionally, enacting educational research as living inquiry, this book is an exemplar of the arts-based methodology, a/r/tography. "Body Knowledge and Curriculum" is a valuable text for courses in curriculum theory, art education, qualitative research methodologies, visual culture and pedagogies, and feminist theory. Appropriate for advanced undergraduate students, pre-service teacher education students, and graduate students, the book provides an interdisciplinary investigation into body research.

Educational Facilities Planning

Author: C. Kenneth Tanner
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205342464
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book includes a thorough conceptual framework, with descriptions and “how to” applications of educational planning, architectural design, and research. Serving as both a reference and textbook, each of the 18 chapters includes exercises to expand traditional and computer-assisted facilities planning and design activities. The book is amenable to web-assisted instruction and there are numerous citations from the Internet. Each chapter provides a special “reality-based” contribution to the educational facilities planning and design process. Ideas are conveyed through comprehensive descriptions, illustrations, summaries, and extended activities developed to increase understanding and emphasize the relevance of school planning and design in a regulated, political climate. The reader is guided to visualize a broader context for educational planning and design, where design principles are categorized according to building organization, primary education, shared school and community resources, character of all spaces, and site design and outdoor spaces.

Language Curriculum Design and Socialisation

Author: Dr. Peter Mickan
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
ISBN: 1847698328
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book applies social theory to curriculum design and sets out a program for language curriculum renewal for the 21st century. It includes many examples of text-based curricula and describes a plan for curriculum renewal based on texts as the unit of analysis for planning, for teaching and for assessment. Underpinned by Halliday’s semiotic theory of language, the book combines the theory of language as a resource for meaning-making with learning language as learning to mean. The curriculum design constructs curriculum around social practices and their texts rather than presenting language as grammatical and lexical objects. This work will provide teachers, teacher educators and curriculum planners with a curriculum model for teaching children and adults in different contexts from preschool to adult education as well as serving as a practical guide for students.

Assembly Required

Author: Lawrence W. Lezotte
Publisher: Solution Tree
ISBN: 9781883247201
Format: PDF
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Focuses on critical components of successful school reform.Theories, Teams, Tools, Time, and Technology. Provides step-by-step directions on how to apply these concepts and manage continuous school improvement in a school/district.