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Joint Curriculum Design : Facilitating Learner Ownership and Active Participation in Secondary Classrooms - Patricia A. Gross

Joint Curriculum Design

Facilitating Learner Ownership and Active Participation in Secondary Classrooms

Paperback Published: 12th September 1997
ISBN: 9780805822717
Number Of Pages: 192

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This volume offers a progressive approach to secondary teaching and teacher training, with particular emphasis upon students and teachers collaborating to negotiate curriculum design--goals, content, methods, and assessment. Based upon mutual trust and partnership, openness and flexibility, "Joint Curriculum Design" engages secondary students and teachers in an ongoing dialogue regarding teaching and learning. Through critical literacy, action research, and critical pedagogy, students and teachers form a community of learners who interrogate issues, problem-solve, and assess individual and group learning.
The author offers a comprehensive understanding of curriculum components and their impact. As a result, her book challenges students and teachers to create environments of learning that embrace all learners, to redefine resources, and to empower learners to develop voice and social agency. In an inductive approach, the book invites active construction of knowledge, innovation, joint debriefing, and reflectivity for more effective teaching and learning.

Forewordp. ix
Referencesp. xi
Prefacep. xiii
Acknowledgmentsp. xvi
Playbill: Introductionp. 1
Entering the Theater: New Beginningsp. 10
Philosophies of Acting: Belief Systemp. 26
Setting the Tone: Environmental Factorsp. 45
Methods of Acting: Messages and Meaningsp. 62
Determining Direction: Developing Emphasesp. 80
Checking Props: Researching Resourcesp. 98
Rehearsals: Experimentationp. 116
Performances: Ongoing Authentic Assessmentp. 133
On Tour: Future Applicationsp. 152
Referencesp. 157
Author Indexp. 163
Subject Indexp. 167
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ISBN: 9780805822717
ISBN-10: 0805822712
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 12th September 1997
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.04 x 15.52  x 1.4
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1