Contemplating Curriculum takes up world-renowned curricular scholar, teacher, and mentor Ted T. Aoki’s invitation to contemplate where curriculum scholars situate themselves in their work. At the same time it probes into the historical and present conditions that make it both possible and impossible to attend to this work in classrooms and communities in mindful, embodied, and aesthetic ways, both locally and globally. The book offers a strong representative sampling of contemporary thinking in the field with a focus on contemplative approaches to curriculum. In their theorizing, contributors call on literary and other mixed-genre formats, such as creative nonfiction, poetry, and essay. They acknowledge the importance of intergenerational dialogue and recognize the importance of time and place in curricular, pedagogical, and personal sense-making. These written and visual texts invite contemplation on notions of curriculum, both planned and lived, in an Aokian spirit of intertextuality.
Preface: An Invitation to Contemplate the Topos and Humus of Curriculum on Genealogical Grounds Wanda Hurren and Erika Hasebe-Ludt Part I: Weaving Genealogies 1. To Meditate on Those Who Have Gone Before Douglas Sadao Aoki 2. A Day in the Life of Ted Aoki Wm E. Doll, Jr. 3. Regarding Ted Aoki: On Love and Learning to Listen in the Curriculum Studies Field Kathryn Jones 4. As Neither/Both Teds: Theodore Reflects Upon Tetsuo Ted Riecken 5. Curriculum Cool Alison Pryer 6. Calling Upstream/Dream Sheena Koops 7. Waiting for My Son’s Call: Invitation to Contemplate Possible/Impossible Lynn Fels 8. Apprenticing With Ted Leah C. Fowler 9. Storied Memories, Colonial Experiences, and Curricular Imaginings Ingrid Johnston Part II: Lingering with Times, Dwelling in Places 10. Five Petals of Thought Fall on Broken Ground: To Walk with Ted Aoki Erika Hasebe-Ludt 11. Learning to Dwell Aright in the Tensionality of a Sweat Lodge Michele Tanaka 12. This Park Has Snakes Christina Audet 13. Reasserting the Curriculum-as-Lived Under the Constraints of the Interest in Control Bruce G. Hill 14. Evolving Inside the Landscape: Fireweed Phenology Shanna Hagens 15. Living Pedagogy…Cracks and In-Betweens: The Messy of Landscapes and Languages Marilyn Low 16. Haraam Sheila Simpkins 17. Paleographies of Aokian Discourse: A Genealogy of Border Pedagogies and Generative Possibilities Patricia Palulis Part III: Living the Topos 18. Cultivating an Aesthetic Sensibility in Curricular Spaces: Five Aesthetic Moments Wanda Hurren 19. The Question of Community: Community in Question Terrance R. Carson 20. This But a Prelude of What’s to Come Renee Norman 21. Find a Space In Between for Intercultural Adaptation: My Curricular Cookbook and Ted Aoki Nicole Nie Bowden 22. In the Discipline of…WIND Vicki Kelly 23. Wearing Curriculum or Curriculum Wearing (on) Me? Kathleen Nolan 24. Lived Experiences of Loss: Living Perceptibly as a Teacher in New Familiarities Candace P. Lewko 25. Contemplating A Canadian Curriculum Theory Project: Currere, Denkbild and Intellectual Genealogies Nicholas Ng-A-Fook 26. Contemplating and Complicating Curriculum by Attending to Language: Twenty-Six Metonymic Moments Carl Leggo