Influences and Inspirations in Curriculum Studies Research and Teaching : Reflections on the Origins and Legacy of Contemporary Scholarship book cover
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Influences and Inspirations in Curriculum Studies Research and Teaching
Reflections on the Origins and Legacy of Contemporary Scholarship

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ISBN 9780367722647
September 17, 2021 Forthcoming by Routledge
180 Pages 16 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This volume highlights lived experiences, personal inspirations, and motivations, which have generated scholarship, and influenced the research and teaching of scholars in the field of curriculum studies.

Offering contributions from new, established, and experienced scholars, chapters foreground the ways in which the authors have been influenced by the mentorship and work of others, by personal challenges, and by the contexts in which they live and work. Chapters also illustrate how scholars have engaged in variety of methodological and autobiographical processes including narrative and poetic inquiry, autoethnography, and visual arts research. Through a range of contributions, the book clarifies the origins and legacy of contemporary curriculum studies and in doing so, provides inspiration for beginning scholars and academics who are finding their voice in academic communities.

Offering rich insight into the experiences and scholarship of a wide range of scholars, this volume will be of interest to students, scholars and researchers with an interest in curriculum studies, as well as educational research and methodologies more broadly.

Table of Contents

Gifts, Grace, and Gratitude: An Introduction 1. I am Grateful for Every Invitation 2. Worlding Gifts, Grace and Gratitude: A Posthuman Pedagogy of Affect and Belonging 3. The Way of Gratitude 4. When Curriculum Disrupts: A Case for Gratitude after Decades of Being Surprised 5. Serendipity 6. The Labyrinth of Gratitude: A Collage of Memories, Reflections and Gifts in Learning and Teaching 7. Opening to Grace: Curricular Knowing as Spiritual Praxis 8. Pedagogical Resonances: A Curriculum of Care 9. The Butterfly Catcher 10. Aporias: Geo-metrons Sounding in the Silence of the Void 11. Dear Carl: A Letter of Gratitude for the Gifts of Education 12. Love in the Time of Covid-19: Contemplating Gifts, Grace and Gratitude of Carl Leggo as Living with Intellectual Passion 13. The Magic Time: Indigenous Influences on Pedagogies Linking the Past with the Future 14. A Curriculum Journey Inspired by Picturebooks 15. (Re)membering Indigenous Curriculum Theorists: Gifts and Gratitude 16. On my Knees: Embracing Adoption to Understand Curriculum 17. Gratitude, Living, and Left Together… 18. Coming into Being, Again and Again, and Again 19. From A Steel Town Down: Gifts, Grace, and Gratitude 20. Revisiting Place: The Gift of Lingering in a Curricular Legacy


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Carmen Shields is Professor Emerita in the Schulich School of Education, Nipissing University, Canada.

Adam Garry Podolski completed his PhD in Educational Sustainability at Nipissing University, Canada.

John J. Guiney Yallop is Professor in the School of Education, Faculty of Professional Studies, Acadia University, Canada.