ED 606 Curriculum Theory and Practice
S2P 2006 ED
Fields, Barbara, Ph.D.
BA Elementary EducationMA Educational Administration EdSpec Ed AdminPh.D. Curriculum & Instruction
N/A Contact at home or before or after class
March 13-May 7, 2006
5:00 - 9:30 PM
Textbook: Kliebard, H.M. (1995). The Struggle for the American Curriculum: 1893-1953 (3rd ed.). New York: Routledge.
Wink, J. (2000). Critical pedagogy: Notes from the real world (3rd ed.). New York: Addison-Wesley Longman.
Textbooks can be purchased though the Parkville Bookstore
Additional Resources: Please bring a loose leaf notebook with at least 8 dividers to class each week.
Instructor will provide other articles and items of study.
Course Description: An overview of curriculum theory that discusses current issues in curriculum and gives the teacher the opportunity to develop useful curriculum.
Educational Philosophy: The instructor's philosophy includes the use of direct instruction, student interaction with other students in various grouping arrangements, and dedicated reading, evaluating, and synthesizing on curriculum.
A student should approach his/her education as a privilege and opportunity leading to an improved society for all. An appropriate education assists the student in reviewing the past, evaluating the present, and looking to the future with a positive, educated perspective. The instructor promotes a love for learning and joy in one's chosen area of study.
Curiosity, enthusiasm, and dedication to knowledge acquisition are vital for a student to succeed.
Learning Outcomes: Core Learning Outcomes
Class Assessment: Assessment will be based upon a curriculum project, class presentations, reflective journal, personal philosophy statement, attendance, and participation.
During class periods quizzes may be given to assure that reading is being completed and class preparation is being accomplished. Participation points include listening skills exhibited while others are speaking.
Grading: The instructor plans to evaluation students in a system of 100 points possible.
Curriculum Project 35
Personal Philosophy Statement 20
Attendance and Participation 15
Class Presentations 15
Reflective Journal 15
Late Submission of Course Materials: All assignments are due on the dates given in the syllabus unless changed by the instructor. Work will receive a grade reduction for late submission. If a student is aware he/she will be missing a class, work should be given the instructor prior to the missed class, or it will be considered late.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Please enter the classroom before the class begins. Stay for the entire class period unless there is a personal emergency. Breaks will be given as this is a long class. Please do not email assignments to the instructor. There have been problems printing some assignments from students. Bring hard copies of your work to the designated class.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: SESSION TOPICS
1. Syllabus, Planning, Reflective
Journal, Project, K Preface, Chapter1,
Wink Preface, Chapter 1
2. K Chapter 2, Wink Chapter 2
K Chapter 3, Wink Chapter 3
3. K Chapter 4, Wink Chapter 4
K Chapter 5, Wink Chapter 5
Krathwahl, Other Taxonomies
4. K Chapter 6, Wink Chapter 6
K Chapter 7, Wink Chapter 7
5. K Chapter 8, Wink Chapter 8
K Chapter 9 Giroux & Freire
6. K Chapter 10, K Chapter 11
Standards, Instruct. Strat
7. Differentiated Instruction
Philosophies, John Dewey
8. Research Presentations
Academic Honesty:Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University 2005-2006 Graduate Catalog Page 20-22
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. Park University 2005-2006 Graduate Catalog Page 20-22
Attendance Policy:Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2005-2006 Graduate Catalog Page 23-24
Disability Guidelines:Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all learners that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to learners concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the American with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding learners with disabilities and, to the extent of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .