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Understanding Curriculum
An Australian Context

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  • Date Published: September 2014
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107639317
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  • Understanding Curriculum: An Australian Context encourages readers to reflect on how curriculum theory can enhance classroom practice. This book provides a critical introduction to contemporary curriculum theory and practice, outlining both traditional and progressive approaches in order to reconceptualise curriculum. Drawing on a range of perspectives, including behaviourism, constructivism and critical theory, it considers questions of curriculum ownership and culture. It explores technology, gender, equity and diversity, and Indigenous issues in depth. Key principles and debates are brought to life in each chapter through reflective questions and vignettes. Every day, teachers make countless judgements and decisions about the best learning experiences for their students. The authors show how understanding curriculum through different lenses can uncover habits and prejudices that may inhibit good teaching, and can enhance the value of the learning experiences offered to students.

    • Provides a critical introduction to contemporary curriculum theory
    • Explores technology, gender, equity and diversity, and Indigenous issues in depth
    • Key principles and debates are brought to life through reflective questions and vignettes
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    04th Aug 2014 by MAXUAN

    The good book to understand the curriculum in AUS and the knowledge

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    Product details

    • Date Published: September 2014
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107639317
    • length: 260 pages
    • dimensions: 250 x 175 x 13 mm
    • weight: 0.46kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The curriculum landscape
    2. Introducing traditional approaches to curriculum
    3. Introducing progressive approaches to curriculum
    4. Who owns the Australian curriculum?
    5. Reconceptualising curriculum work
    6. Equity and (critical) diversity
    7. Exploring the implications of the girl/boy binary in curriculum
    8. Indigenous education, inclusion and the curriculum
    9. Technology and how it influences curriculum work
    10. Lesson planning
    11. Assessment and curriculum
    12. Reflecting on how you can bring education to the curriculum.

  • Authors

    Scott Webster, Deakin University, Victoria
    Scott Webster is Senior Lecturer in Education (Curriculum and Pedagogy) at Deakin University, Victoria.

    Ann Ryan, Monash University, Victoria
    Ann Ryan is Lecturer in Education (Curriculum and Pedagogy) at Monash University, Victoria.

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