Week #2: A Synthesis of Learning
Curriculum – Now and Then
Purpose
We will be focusing on synthesizing what we have learned about the knowledge,
skills, attributes of quality teachi...
Collaboration
and Leadership

Critical Thinking,
Problem Solving
and Decision
Making

Lifelong Learning,
Personal
Manageme...
Retrieved from “What did you
do in school today?”, Canadian
Education Association, 2009
Symbols, Models and Frameworks
of learning and schools
 Compare and Contrast
 Finish the sentence:

Schools are like ___...
Curriculum Questions
 What is Curriculum?
 Who decides what curriculum is taught?
 Why do we study the specific subject...
Curriculum: Now and Then
Curriculum Experts:
 John Dewey
 Ralph Tyler
 Jerome Bruner
 John Franklin Bobbit
 Egerton R...
Shifting “Curricular” Paradigms
Traditionalism

Progressivism

1. Where do you put “constructivism” and “behaviorism”?
2. ...
How have these incidents
impacted curriculum?

October Sky:
How does this student experience the prescribed curriculum?
More Curriculum Questions
 How will you teach todays digital natives when they







come to you in middle school? (...
Curriculum in the

st
21

Century
Week 2A: Curriculum - Then and Now
Week 2A: Curriculum - Then and Now
Week 2A: Curriculum - Then and Now
Week 2A: Curriculum - Then and Now
Week 2A: Curriculum - Then and Now
Week 2A: Curriculum - Then and Now
Week 2A: Curriculum - Then and Now
Week 2A: Curriculum - Then and Now
Week 2A: Curriculum - Then and Now
Week 2A: Curriculum - Then and Now
Week 2A: Curriculum - Then and Now
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Week 2A: Curriculum - Then and Now

  1. 1. Week #2: A Synthesis of Learning Curriculum – Now and Then
  2. 2. Purpose We will be focusing on synthesizing what we have learned about the knowledge, skills, attributes of quality teaching and apply this to what we know about the 21st century classroom. Critical Evidence: Course Work: PLC Presentations (Movie Trailers, Glogs) Course Participation Task #2: My Resume Tech Task #2: Our Symbaloo Reader Response #2: Integration Articles Required Reading: Chapters 1, 2, 3 & 4: How to Integrate the Curricula
  3. 3. Collaboration and Leadership Critical Thinking, Problem Solving and Decision Making Lifelong Learning, Personal Management and Well-Being Creativity and Innovation Digital and Technological Fluency Communication Social, Cultural, Global and Environmental Responsibility
  4. 4. Retrieved from “What did you do in school today?”, Canadian Education Association, 2009
  5. 5. Symbols, Models and Frameworks of learning and schools  Compare and Contrast  Finish the sentence: Schools are like _______________________because ________________________________________________ Learning is like _______________________because ________________________________________________ A symbol of learning/schools today is _______________ because_________________________________________ Videoclips: Old Thinking: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_bOh9OIHbY New Thinking: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U
  6. 6. Curriculum Questions  What is Curriculum?  Who decides what curriculum is taught?  Why do we study the specific subjects we do, in the     way we do, and test them as we do? What influences how curriculum changes? Where do present schooling practices come from? To What questions are schools the answers? How do different societies educate their young?
  7. 7. Curriculum: Now and Then Curriculum Experts:  John Dewey  Ralph Tyler  Jerome Bruner  John Franklin Bobbit  Egerton Ryerson  Paulo Freire  Nel Noddings  Eliott Eisner Timeline Activity How far have we progressed?
  8. 8. Shifting “Curricular” Paradigms Traditionalism Progressivism 1. Where do you put “constructivism” and “behaviorism”? 2. Where would you put “junior high philosophy” and “middle school philosophy? 3. Where would you put “teacher directed curriculum” and “student directed curriculum”? 4. What have been the patterns in Canada’s history? 5. Where are we in Alberta? The rest of the World? 6. Where would you put “YOU”? 7. Thinking Differently for the Future: Sir Ken Robinson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U
  9. 9. How have these incidents impacted curriculum? October Sky: How does this student experience the prescribed curriculum?
  10. 10. More Curriculum Questions  How will you teach todays digital natives when they     come to you in middle school? (Remember Bridger) What will children need to know 10 years from now (or 25 years from now)? What defines if a student is successful? What is academic success? Who should measure it? How often should it be measured? Who should be involved in curriculum development? Who should evaluate curriculum? What do today’s students say about the curriculum?
  11. 11. Curriculum in the st 21 Century

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