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Curriculum Theory


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Course level: Graduate

This course examines historical and current theories of curriculum. With a foundation in the major theorists and tenets of their theories, learners analyze curriculum for evidence of the various theories, investigate implications of the theories for educational programming, and interpret the interaction of these theories with public policy. Competency A: Appraise major curriculum theories and their historical foundations. Competency B: Justify how societal, political, and economic forces influence curriculum. Competency C: Critique a contemporary curriculum artifact for theoretical and societal influences and ramifications.

What you'll learn

Course skills and outcomes

Curriculum Theories

Philosophical and Historical Foundations

Political, Economic, and Social Foundations

Philosophy, Theory, and Ideology

Philosophy, Theory, and Ideology

Evolution of Curricular Thought

Curricular Artifact Synthesis

Curricular Artifact Synthesis


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Credit Transfer

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