COURSE SYMBOL AND NUMBER: ED 606
Curriculum Theory and Practice
TERM COURSE BEING TAUGHT: U1P2005
NAME OF FACULTY MEMBER: Dr. Barbara
TITLE OF FACULTY MEMBER: Adjunct
FACULTY OFFICE LOCATION:
FACULTY OFFICE HOURS:
FACULTY OFFICE TELEPHONE NUMBER: 1
816 741 5972
FACULTY PARK EMAIL ADDRESS:
OTHER FACULTY EMAIL ADDRESS:
FACULTY WEB PAGE ADDRESS:
DATES OF THE TERM: June
6-July 29, 2005
CLASS SESSIONS DAYS:
CLASS SESSION TIME:
The mission of
Park University, an entrepreneurial institution of learning, is to provide
access to academic excellence, which will prepare learners to think critically,
communicate effectively and engage in lifelong learning while serving a global
Park University will be a renowned international
leader in providing innovative educational opportunities for learners within the
ED606 is a course designed to give students an overview
of curriculum theory that discusses current issues in curriculum and gives the
teacher the opportunity to develop useful curriculum.
FACULTY’S 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 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 one’s chosen area of study. Curiosity, enthusiasm, and
dedication to knowledge acquisition are vital for a student to succeed.
practice. (MOSTEP 1.2.3, 1.2.4)
development. (MOSTEP 1.2.1)
of race, gender, and class. (MOSTEP
1.2.1, 1.2.2, 1.2.9)
Democratic society. (MOSTEP
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.
Please bring a loose leaf notebook with dividers to class
Instructor will provide other articles and items of study.
ACADEMIC HONESTY: “Academic Honesty is required of
all members of a learning community. Hence, Park will not tolerate cheating or
plagiarism on tests, examinations, papers or other course assignments. Students
who engage in such dishonesty may be given failing grades or expelled from
PLAGIARISM: Plagiarism—the appropriation or
imitation of the language or ideas of another person and presenting them as
one’s original work—sometimes occurs through carelessness or ignorance.
Students who are uncertain about proper documentation of sources should consult
ATTENDANCE POLICY: Instructors are required to keep
attendance records and report absences. The instructor may excuse absences for
cogent reasons, but missed work must be made up within the term of enrollment.
Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the term of
enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties. In the event of
two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a term of enrollment, the student
will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of “F”. An Incomplete
will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded
for a course. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance (TA) or Veterans
Administration (VA) educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused
absences in the term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the
appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student. Reports
of F grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for
students receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned above will
be reported to the appropriate agency.
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 each
class session late. If a student knows he/she will be missing a class, work
should be given the instructor prior to the missed class, or it will be
Students will be assessed as follows:
During class periods quizzes may be given to assure that
reading is being completed in a timely manner. Attendance and participation
include listening skills while other students and speakers present.
Teachers must develop superior oral, written and
organizational skills. Students will develop these areas during class, as well
as listening skills as others present. All of the following work must be word
processed, unless an assignment is completed during class.
The points above are earned for the following work:
Students must keep current on all readings. A
reflection of each is recorded in the reading section of the notebook. It is
the responsibility of the student to analyze, synthesize, and evaluate each
reading. The readings can serve as resources for the personal philosophy
statement and the curriculum project.
Please follow the outline below for each reflection:
Title of Article
Main idea of the reading
List 3 important statements, concepts, assumptions used
to support the main idea.
Discussion of any experience with the ideas or
information from the article.
Any bias detected in the article
Will this article affect the reader’s teaching or
Any change in the reader’s view of schooling from
reading the article?
Your journal will give you a place to discuss your views
on curriculum and your project during the summer of ’05. The journal will serve
as an educational blog for your growth.
The journal should demonstrate growth from the readings
and information from class. Questions and concerns the students have for the
instructor should be included in the journal.
Each student will present to the class, and work on
listening and reflection skills and understandings over the students’
presentations. The presentations are designed to do the following for the
Curriculum Philosophy Statement:
The students will fine tune a philosophy of curriculum
theory. The student should reference key sources (APA style) in their
development of a philosophy. The personal curriculum philosophy should be no
longer than 4 double spaced pages. A one page abstract of the philosophy should
be given to each member of the class for their notebook. The philosophy should
include the following:
The personal philosophy will be refined through-out the
course. It should be considered a “work in progress” that keeps a practicing
This project should demonstrate the students’ philosophy
statement. It is the philosophy in action. The project brings theory into
The project should include an entire body of
time—quarter, semester, etc. It should be no longer than 25 pages.
Parts of the Project include, but are not limited to:
Introduction: Overview of who, what, why,
Rationale: Includes goals, demographics of
the learners, information on the school, school
Community, and district
ILO’s: These will be a mix of cognitive,
affective, or psychomotor. ILO’s are the skills and
understandings you want the
student to learn and know how to do. The ILO’s should
demonstrate knowledge of
diversity issues, special needs students, and the gifted.
If you are revising a written
curriculum, your new materials must be in bold, color, or in
some designated way reflect the change. District
standards and Missouri Standards should
FOCI: This is the theme of the project and
for each unit.
Instructional Strategies: The
facilitation of learning can be accomplished in many ways. Keep
Mind the various
ways you might assist the students with their learning. Include
Materials and Supplies: List
videos, books, equipment, etc. needed to complete your project.
Evaluation: Each ILO should
have a means of evaluating success. The evaluation must be
observable. Each ILO should be evaluated.
CLASSROOM RULES OF CONDUCT:
Enter the classroom before the class begins. Stay for the
entire class period unless there is a personal emergency. Two short breaks will
be given each week. Turn off all pagers and phones. Please do not email
assignments to the instructor. There have been problems printing some
assignments from the students. Bring hard copies of your work to the designated
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 American with Disabilities
Act of 1990, regarding students 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:
Intro, syllabus, discussion,
Curriculum, philosophy, project
Kliebard Chapters 1-5
Kliebard Chapters 6-11
Curriculum Projects Due
And Presented, Discussion of Course
GRADING PLAN: (This section is where you list your
course grading plan(s) for assessment measures. Example:
Examinations Two 100 point each)
The grading plan is listed above in the Course Assessment
section. 100 points will be possible with each of the major sections of the
course worth 20 points.