Curriculum

Dowden, Tony (2017) Curriculum. In: Teaching middle years: rethinking curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, NSW, Australia, pp. 170-187. ISBN 9781760292928

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Abstract

Teaching Middle Years has established itself as the most respected Australian text to focus on the adolescent years of schooling. Recognition of the educational importance of this age group continues to grow as research reveals the benefits of programs designed especially for young people's needs. This third edition provides a systematic overview of the philosophy, principles and key issues in middle schooling, together with a new depth of focus on the emotional problems and behavioural challenges in working with students. The editors explore in detail two key areas in middle years pedagogy - differentiation and engagement - and there are new chapters on achieving effective transition, the importance of physical activity in adolescence, and how to develop cooperative and collaborative learning. Featuring contributions from leading experts in the field, and fully revised and updated to reflect the latest research, Teaching Middle Years will assist both pre-service and in-service teachers to bring out the very best in their students. In this chapter we will: develop a strong rationale for middle years’ curriculum design and implementation, discuss elements of curriculum theory relevant to the middle years, including tensions between subject-centred and student-centred curriculum models, and consider a range of approaches to middle years’ curriculum design and evaluate them in terms of responsiveness to students’ diverse learning needs.


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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Teacher Education and Early Childhood
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 06:36
Last Modified: 31 Jul 2017 23:55
Uncontrolled Keywords: curriculum
Fields of Research : 13 Education > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 93 Education and Training > 9305 Education and Training Systems > 930503 Resourcing of Education and Training Systems
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/31247

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