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Key Concepts in Curriculum Studies

Perspectives on the Fundamentals, 1st Edition

Edited by Judy Wearing, Marcea Ingersoll, Christopher DeLuca, Benjamin Bolden, Holly Ogden, Theodore Michael Christou


243 pages

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Offering an accessible entry into curriculum theory, this book defines and contextualizes key concepts for novice and experienced students. Leading scholars in curriculum studies provide short anchor texts that introduce, define, and situate contemporary curriculum theory constructs. Each anchor text is followed by two concise, creative keyword responses that demonstrate varied perspectives and connections, allowing readers to reflect on and engage with the personal relevance of these fundamental concepts.

Useful to instructors and scholars alike, this book explains keyword writing as a teaching and learning strategy and invites readers to enter the complicated conversations of contemporary curriculum theory through their own creative, personal responses. Featuring wide-ranging, nuanced, and varied commentary on major relevant themes, as well as discussion questions for students, this book is an essential text for doctoral and masters-level courses in curriculum studies.

Table of Contents


Rebecca Luce-Kapler

Chapter 1: Introduction

Marcea Ingersoll, Benjamin Bolden, Judy Wearing, Christopher DeLuca, Holly Ogden, Theodore Michael Christou

Chapter 2: Aesthetics

Anchor Text: Shifra Schonmann

Keyword Responses: Galicia Blackman,Benjamin Bolden

Chapter 3: Becoming

Anchor Text: Marg Sellers

Keyword Responses: Benjamin Bolden, Judy Wearing

Chapter 4: Complexity

Anchor Text: Brent Davis

Keyword Responses: Stephen MacGregor, Christopher DeLuca

Chapter 5: Currere

Anchor Text: William F. Pinar

Keyword Responses: Holly Ogden, Benjamin Bolden

Chapter 6: Discourse

Anchor Text: James Paul Gee

Keyword Responses: Benjamin Bolden, Clarissa Mae de Leon

Chapter 7: Ecology

Anchor Text: Rena Upitis

Keyword Responses: Rosie Kerr, Marcea Ingersoll

Chapter 8: Ethics

Anchor Text: Nel Noddings

Keyword Responses: Pamela Rogers, Holly Ogden

Chapter 9: Experience

Anchor Text: Rachel Heydon & Elisabeth Davies

Keyword Responses: Matthew Jenkins, Alice Johnston

Chapter 10: Hermeneutics

Anchor Text: Karen A. Krasny & Patrick Slattery

Keyword Responses: Daniela Greco-Giancola, Judy Wearing

Chapter 11: Imagination

Anchor Text: Gillian Judson

Keyword Responses: Cassie MacPhail, Barbara Lorraine Laing

Chapter 12: Indigeneity

Anchor Text: Jennifer Davis, Lindsay Morcom, & Deb St. Amant

Keyword Responses: James McCourt, Kimberly Eyers

Chapter 13: Narrative

Anchor Text: Leah C. Fowler

Keyword Responses: Shamari Reid, Francine Almash

Chapter 14: Normativity

Anchor Text: Claire Robson & Dennis Sumara

Keyword Responses: Robert P. Robinson, Clarissa Mae de Leon

Chapter 15: Place

Anchor Text: Dwayne Donald

Keyword Responses: Andy Curtis, Judy Wearing

Chapter 16: Poetics

Anchor Text: Carl Leggo

Keyword Responses: Kimberly Eyers, Theodore Michael Christou

Chapter 17: Representation

Anchor Text: Awad Ibrahim

Keyword Responses: Tiina Kukkonen, Christopher DeLuca

Chapter 18: Social Justice

Anchor Text: Debbie Sonu

Keyword Responses: Leanne Nunes, Marcea Ingersoll

Chapter 19: Standards

Anchor Text: Lorna M. Earl & Ken O’Connor

Keyword Responses: Rubaiyat Jabeen, Marcea Ingersoll

Chapter 20: Temporality

Anchor Text: Adrian Downey & Pam Whitty

Keyword Responses: Jen McConnel, Judy Wearing

Chapter 21: Conclusion: In Curriculum Conversation

Christopher DeLuca & Holly Ogden

About the Editors

Judy Wearing is an independent scholar researching the pedagogy of creativity.

Marcea Ingersoll is an Associate Professor in the School of Education and a member of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Narrative at St. Thomas University, Canada.

Christopher DeLuca is an Associate Professor and Graduate Faculty member in Curriculum and Classroom Assessment at the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University, Canada.

Benjamin Bolden is an Associate Professor and UNESCO Chair of Arts and Learning in the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University, Canada.

Holly Ogden is an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Concurrent Education Program at the Faculty of Education, Queen’s University, Canada.

Theodore Michael Christou is an Associate Professor of Social Studies in the Faculty of Education, Cross-Appointed to the Department of History in the Faculty of Arts, Queen’s University, Canada.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Aims & Objectives
EDUCATION / Curricula
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects