Knowledge and the Curriculum (International Library of the Philosophy of Education Volume 12)

A Collection of Philosophical Papers

By Paul H. Hirst

© 2010 – Routledge

212 pages

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About the Book

The papers in this volume provide a coherent philosophical study of a group of important and pressing educational issues such as the selection of objectives for less able children, the fundamental characteristics of teaching and the integration of the curriculum. A thesis on the necessary differentiation of knowledge into logically distinct forms is outlined, and is defended against recent philosophical criticisms. Its implications for curriculum planning are examined, with particular reference to the urgent problems of adeqately characterizing liberal education and those forms of moral and religious education that are appropriate in maintained schools.

Table of Contents

1. Philosophy and Curriculum Planning 2. The Nature and Structure of Curriculum Objectives 3. Liberal Education and the Nature of Knowledge 4. Realms of Meaning and Forms of Knowledge 5. Language and Thought 6. The Forms of Knowledge re-visited 7. What is Teaching? 8. The Logical and Psychological Aspects of Teaching a Subject 9. Curriculum Integration 10. Literature and the Fine Arts as a Unique Form of Knowledge 11. The Two-cultures, Science and Moral Education 12. Morals, Religion and the Maintained School

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU040000
EDUCATION / Philosophy & Social Aspects
POL018000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Reference
REF000000
REFERENCE / General