A Post-Modern Perspective on Curriculum by William E. Doll Jr. PDF

By William E. Doll Jr.

Doll attracts relationships one of the rules complex in chaos thought, Piagetian epistemology, cognitive thought, and the paintings of Dewey and Whitehead. during this booklet at the post-modern point of view at the curriculum, the writer asserts that the post-modern version of natural swap isn't really inevitably linear, uniform, measured and decided, yet is considered one of emergence and development, made attainable through interplay, transaction, disequilibrium and consequent equilibrium. Transformation, no longer a collection path, the publication argues, could be the guideline, and open-endedness is a vital characteristic of the post-modern framework. within the publication, the writer envisages a curriculum during which the teacher's position isn't really causal, yet transformative. The curriculum isn't the race direction, however the trip itself; metaphors will be extra worthwhile than common sense in producing discussion in the neighborhood; and educative objective, making plans and review is versatile and all for strategy, no longer product.

“Scholarly, but direct and to the purpose, [Doll’s] principles make experience to entrance line educators within the genuine global of today’s schools.”
—Kenneth Graham, Seaford Union loose college District

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