Week 2A: Curriculum - Now and Then


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Week 2A: Curriculum - Now and Then

  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. 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
  4. 4. 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, G lobal and Environmental Responsibility
  5. 5. Retrieved from “What did you do in school today?”, Canadian Education Association, 2009
  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. How have these incidents impacted curriculum? October Sky: How does this student experience the prescribed curriculum?
  9. 9. 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?
  10. 10. Secondary Very Often Often Sometimes Very Seldom Elementary
  11. 11. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Why are these rated as less effective? Do we abandon these or just do them better?
  12. 12. 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th Why are these rated as less effective? Do we abandon these or just do them better?
  13. 13. 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 centered 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
  14. 14. Curriculum in the st 21 Century