Introduction to Curriculum Issues and Theories (Digital Learning & Curriculum @ 21stCentury Learning)
What is curriculum studies? What is the state of research in curriculum studies? What are the primary challenges of curriculum theory for digital learning, and vice versa? This course is one of the two core requirements in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy’s graduate program. We survey a wide range of research and practices in curriculum and pedagogy (C&P) or curriculum and instruction (C&I)— i.e., curriculum studies. In this winter 2011 section for the Digital Learning and Curriculum (DLC) cohort, we will focus on curriculum theory and a recent survey of curriculum studies with special attention to digital media, technologies, and 21stcentury learning. The emphasis is on understanding curriculum as a dynamic discipline or interdiscipline, demanding specific attention to discourses, issues, and practices germane to curriculum studies and digital media or technologies.