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Complexifying Curriculum Studies
Reflections on the Generative and Generous Gifts of William E. Doll, Jr.

Edited By

Molly Quinn

ISBN 9780367547929
Published March 31, 2021 by Routledge
264 Pages 1 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

The essays in this volume bring together leading-edge scholars to illuminate the work of William E. Doll, Jr., as a key curriculum thinker of global impact, and introduce his work and influence to new generations of scholars, teachers, and students of education. Drawing on their individual contexts, contributors cover a range of topics and themes, including engagement with pragmatism, the work of John Dewey, and the inclusion of post-modern, chaos, and complexity theories to education and curriculum. Advancing our understanding and conversation of existing problems and possibilities in education, this collection serves as both an homage to Doll and a call for action and consideration of what matters in education.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction—From "The Echo of God’s Laughter": The Generative and Generous Gifts of William E. Doll, Jr. to Curriculum Studies  Part I: Of Influence, Inspiration, and Intellectual Adventure  2. Dynamics of a Scholarly Life: Conversational Complexity in Pursuit of the Mysterium Tremendum  3. Toward the Reenchantment of Curriculum: A Study on William Doll’s Post-modern Curriculum Theory  4. Education as Liberating Experience: Bill Doll's Scholarship and Contested Legacies of Euro-American Curriculum Theories from Descartes Onwards  5. Thoroughly (Post-Modern) Billy  6. Travels with Bill in Search of America (and Beyond)  Part II: Of Engagement, Immersion, and Transformative Experience  7. The . . . Readiness . . . To Be "All Ears"  8. Engaging Engaging: Topological Reflections Prompted by Bill Doll  9. Playful Engagement with Difference  10. A Recursive Path to Infinity  Part III: Of Play, Praxis, and Pedagogical Grace  11. Learning the Play of Language: Hermeneutic Acts of Interpretation While Watching Bill Doll Dance  12. A Life with Bill Doll: A Journey in Praxis, Patience, and Play  13. An Extraordinary Pedagogical Figure: Bill Doll as a Susung  14. The Pedagogical Complexity of Story  Part IV: Of Method, Mystery, and Visionary Magic  15. Circling the Known  16. An Ethics of Free Responsible Action: Examining Doll’s Struggling With Spirituality  17. Addressing "Curriculum" as an Inspirited Letter  18. The Pedagogy of the King of Chaos in a Post-Modern Era  Part V: Of School, Society, and the Sacred in Scholarly Tradition  19. Post-modern Curriculum: Reviving the Vision  20. Complex Conversations on Curriculum: Ghosts and the Five C’s Revisited  21. "Wrestling" with Complexity: Bill Doll’s "Dancing Curriculum"  22. Living Poetically: The Pedagogy of William E. Doll Jr.  23. Confronting Life and Death: Reflections on Living the Spirit of Education  24. Afterword 

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Molly Quinn is Professor in the College of Education at Augusta University, USA.