J500 provides an introduction to the academic field of curriculum, broadly defined as the interdisciplinary study of educational experience. Questions central to the field include the following: What knowledge is of most worth, and who should decide? What do schools teach, and whose knowledge do they teach? What are the explicit and implicit lessons learned in schools and classrooms? What content and methods are evaded and thus fall into the "null" curriculum? For many, what schools do not teach and what students do not learn may be as consequential as what they do. The course can be used to explore new perspectives and/or how curriculum theories apply to particular subject areas, grade levels, and professional interests.
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
The Curriculum Studies Reader, Fifth Edition. David J. Flinders and Stephen J. Thornton, editors. Routledge, 2017
Analytical responses (40)
Discussion posts (20)
Curriculum Problem Final Paper (40)