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Powers of Curriculum : Sociological Perspectives on Education - Brad Gobby

Powers of Curriculum

Sociological Perspectives on Education

Paperback Published: 5th October 2017
ISBN: 9780190303709
Number Of Pages: 544

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Powers of Curriculum explores education in Australia today through the notion and practices of curriculum. It broadens our conception of curriculum to include the lived experiences of learners in educational settings. It explores historical and current forces within and beyond education that constitute curriculum, and how curriculum powerfully shapes learners and their experiences of learning. As educators are central to the enactment and experiences of curriculum, the authors aim to equip readers with critical and post-structuralist ideas, concepts and perspectives that can make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people in the early childhood, primary and secondary phases of education.This resource explores a diverse range of topics related to curriculum, education, culture and society. The text is organised into three parts: Understanding Curriculum; Unpacking Curriculum Contexts; and Enacting Curriculum Experiences. The first part introduces you to the notion of curriculum and its relationship to education. The second part examines a range of social, cultural and political issues that influence the enactment and experiences of curriculum across diverse settings. The final part explores the practical dimension to your learning about curriculum. The authors encourage you to use the book's concepts and ideas to open education to new thoughts and practices.The authors encourage readers to use the book's concepts and ideas to create learning experiences that are rich, engaging, intellectually stimulating, respectful and meaningful from the point of view of learners.Key FeaturesExplores complex sociological and philosophical concepts in ways that are accessible to pre-service teachers and will genuinely equip them to make a positive difference in the lives of children and young people.Ask yourself questions are intended to use readers' personal thoughts, beliefs and experiences to reflect on what they are reading.Theory in action feature encourages readers to consider how the ideas they are reading about surface in people's experiences, and can be applied to educational contexts.Questions, activities, suggested internet search terms and resources are provided at the end of each chapter for further exploring the topics and information covered.

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Part One: Understanding CurriculumWhat is Curriculum?Schooling, Its History and PowerQuestioning How and What We Know: New Concepts to Approach EducationEducators' Philosophies: Encountering and Weaving ImagesCritically Reflective Practice: What Is It and Why Is It Needed Now?Neoliberalism, Education and CurriculumPart Two: Unpacking Curriculum ContextsThe Education System and SES: Mapping DisadvantageThe Trap of Binary Thinking: Problematising Gender and Social DisadvantagePsychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience in EducationIdentity Formation: Consumerism and Popular CultureRethinking Australia's Cultural DiversityUnderstanding the Techniques of Colonialism: Indigenous Educational JusticeTesting Times for Assessment and PedagogyPart Three: Enacting Curriculum ExperiencesLearner Diversity and School PracticesThe Virtual Schoolbag and Pedagogies of EngagementEnvironment: The Third TeacherPlanning, Programming and Embedding CurriculumStudent-centred Approaches to Planning in Primary and Secondary SchoolsGlossary

ISBN: 9780190303709
ISBN-10: 0190303700
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 544
Published: 5th October 2017
Publisher: Oxford University Press Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 24.9 x 20.5  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 1.08

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