Emil Pulido Purpose And Content Of A Curriculum

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Emil Pulido Purpose And Content Of A Curriculum

  1. 1. Purpose and Content of a Curriculum How do you define education? How do you define training?
  2. 2. Posner’s definitions <ul><li>Education : we cannot predict with any specificity or certainty the situations in which people use what they learn; it is for life </li></ul><ul><li>Training : ability to predict when people use what they learn; it is job or skills specific </li></ul>
  3. 3. Big Question 1 <ul><li>How much of schooling or of each subject should we relegate to training and how much to education ? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Big Question 2 <ul><li>Can you determine which aspects of your curriculum are aimed at training and which at education? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Standards <ul><li>Big Question 3 </li></ul><ul><li>What are they? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Posner on standards <ul><li>Outline content to be learned </li></ul><ul><li>“… standards try to strike a balance between content and process….” (p.92) </li></ul><ul><li>Came out of constructivism </li></ul>
  7. 7. Big Question 4 <ul><li>Do you agree with Posner’s view about what standards do? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Take a break to remember them: are they the curriculum ?
  9. 9. Other questions : <ul><li>5. Does your “curriculum” facilitate student understanding of the content and process espoused by the standards? </li></ul><ul><li>6. How are you and your students held accountable for the standards? </li></ul><ul><li>7. Are state and national standards in alignment? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Take some time out to <ul><li>Ask any questions you want, or to make any comments…and have some mini Oreos while you do so </li></ul><ul><li>The End </li></ul>

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