Curriculum and Imagination describes an alternative ‘process’ model for designing developing, implementing and evaluating curriculum, suggesting that curriculum may be designed by specifying an educational process which contains key principles of procedure.
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Curriculum and Imagination provides a rational and logical alternative for all educators who plan curriculum but do not wish to be held captive by a mechanistic ‘ends-means’ notion of educational planning. Anyone studying or teaching curriculum studies, or involved in education or educational planning, will find this important new book fascinating reading.
Part 1: Curriculum: The Theoretic Domain 1. Curriculum and its Ideological Conception 2. Curriculum, Quality and Freedom 3. Curriculum Design and Theorizing 4: Some Limitations of the Objectives Model in Curriculum 5. A Process Inquiry Model for Curriculum Part 2: Democratic Pedagogy: The Practical 6. The Teacher as Researcher: Action Research as the Basis for Professional Development 7: Action Research and Philosophy: Origins, Nature and Conduct of Inquiry 8. The Action Research Seminar and Democratic Pedagogy 9. Controversial Issues, Evidence and Pedagogy 10. Ethics, Inquiry and Practical Reason: Towards an Improved Pedagogy Part 3: Teacher Values and Teacher Education 11. Teachers’ Human Values and Ideologies Part 4: Curriculum and Evaluation: The Critical Domain 12. The Countenance of Evaluation and the Special Place of Action Research