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Creating Curriculum: Teachers and Students as a Community of Learners

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In practice curriculum has historically been a hierarchy of skills and sequence models imposed on teachers and students. This has been frustrating for teachers, because it directed them to spend time covering specific topics rather than addressing the more meaningful and overall point of education: learning. Moreover, it has left the teacher with few decisions about what s ...more
Paperback, 72 pages
Published October 1st 1991 by Heinemann Educational Books
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Joy
May 29, 2013 rated it really liked it
A good summary of the thinking behind collaborative learning and a learning centered approach to education. I would have liked to see more research-based examples rather than simply theoretical statements. That said, I agree with the theoretical statements and know they are research based. I felt like I was reading a book that aligned well with the principles of National Writing Project and Human Systems Dynamics Institute. My teacher friends that are active in either would appreciate this on th ...more
Stephen
Jul 23, 2011 rated it liked it
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Excellent description of the current gap in education (public, private and corporate) in the context of curriculum design. Good suggestions for creating and evaluating curricula. Best quote, "what has already happened to us is our invitation to the future" (p. 34).
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