Complexifying Curriculum Studies
Reflections on the Generative and Generous Gifts of William E. Doll, Jr.
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
- Introduction—From "The Echo of God’s Laughter": The Generative and Generous Gifts
- Dynamics of a Scholarly Life: Conversational Complexity in Pursuit of the
- Toward the Reenchantment of Curriculum: A Study on William Doll’s Postmodern Curriculum Theory
- Education as Liberating Experience: Bill Doll's Scholarship and Contested Legacies
- Thoroughly (Post-Modern) Billy
- Travels with Bill in Search of America (and Beyond)
- The . . . Readiness . . . To Be "All Ears"
- Engaging Engaging: Topological Reflections Prompted by Bill Doll
- Playful Engagement with Difference
- A Recursive Path to Infinity
- Learning the Play of Language: Hermeneutic Acts of Interpretation While Watching
- A Life with Bill Doll: A Journey in Praxis, Patience, and Play
- An Extraordinary Pedagogical Figure: Bill Doll as a Susung
- The Pedagogical Complexity of Story
- Circling the Known
- An Ethics of Free Responsible Action: Examining Doll’s Struggling With Spirituality
- Addressing "Curriculum" as an Inspirited Letter
- The Pedagogy of the King of Chaos in a Post-modern Era
- Post-modern Curriculum: Reviving the Vision
- Complex Conversations on Curriculum: Ghosts and the Five C’s Revisited
- "Wrestling" with Complexity: Bill Doll’s "Dancing Curriculum"
- Living Poetically: The Pedagogy of William E. Doll Jr.
- Confronting Life and Death: Reflections on Living the Spirit of Education
of William E. Doll, Jr. to Curriculum Studies
Part I: Of Influence, Inspiration, and Intellectual Adventure
[M. Jayne Fleener]
of Euro-American Curriculum Theories from Descartes Onwards
Part II: Of Engagement, Immersion, and Transformative Experience
[David W. Jardine]
[Bernard P. Ricca]
Part III: Of Play, Praxis, and Pedagogical Grace
Bill Doll Dance
[Stephen S. Triche]
[Sarah Smitherman Pratt]
Part IV: Of Method, Mystery, and Visionary Magic
[Kathleen R. Kesson]
Part V: Of School, Society, and the Sacred in Scholarly Tradition
[Eero Ropo and Veli-Matti Värri]
[Petra Munro Hendry]
List of Contributors
Molly Quinn is Professor in the College of Education at Augusta University, USA.