Understanding Curriculum : The Australian Context

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Understanding Curriculum is a critical introduction to contemporary curriculum theory and practice. Substantially revised, the second edition includes more detailed consideration of the ideological underpinnings of curriculum development, and features new chapters on assessment and reporting, and updated vignettes and extracts.

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ISBN 9781108449991
Author

Webster S & Ryan A

Publisher

Edition

2nd

Binding

Paperback

Weight 0.53 kg
Dimensions 1.5 × 17.6 × 24.9 cm

Description

Understanding Curriculum is a critical introduction to contemporary curriculum theory and practice. Substantially revised, the second edition includes more detailed consideration of the ideological underpinnings of curriculum development, features new chapters on assessment and reporting, and updated vignettes and extracts. These features, combined with all the elements of the previous edition, encourages readers to reflect on how curriculum theory can inform and enhance classroom practice.

About the author
Scott Webster has twelve years teaching experience in high schools and sixteen years experience teaching and researching in universities. While a high school teacher he was nominated for a national award for teaching excellence by ASG National Excellence in Teaching Awards (ASG NEiTA). His research specialises in philosophy of education and curriculum theory. Ann Ryan has worked as a teacher and senior administrator in the secondary education sector in both Australia and overseas. As a senior curriculum manager she was responsible for national curriculum design and development in Papua New Guinea. She has published a series of environmental studies text books and a series of general science text books. Her research interests focus on curriculum and pedagogy with an interest in science education.

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