Theories of Curriculum and Pedagogy : An Exploration oF “Product”

Curriculum development from a traditionalist perspective is widely used across schools in Canada. The Smith articles examine methods for organizing schooling – these include both theories and practices. The dominant mode of managing education today is in the productive form – also defined as  “curriculum as a product.” -Smith, Curriculum Theory and Practice What is … Continue reading Theories of Curriculum and Pedagogy : An Exploration oF “Product”

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“I would rather be in Nature” – Challenging Common Sense Ideology

How does Kumashiro define common sense? Kumashiro notes that American teachers doing work in Vietnam were comforted and reassured from the beginning that because they already had a “common sense understanding of teaching” from their years of experiences in America, they already knew how to teach In Vietnam”. In fact, they struggled to adapt to … Continue reading “I would rather be in Nature” – Challenging Common Sense Ideology

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