EDCP 562 (Winter 1 2011)

Introduction to Curriculum Issues and Theories (In Digital Media & 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 21st century 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. 

Link to the EDCP 562 (2011) syllabus

Link to the Digital Learning and Curriculum (DLC) cohort portal

Download the 562 Lectures:

EDCP 562 Lecture Notes (13 September 2011)


  1. EDCP 562 Resource site
  2. Curriculum & Technology (Petrina & Rusnak, 2010)
  3. Politics of Curriculum Design / Theory / Form (Petrina, 2004)
  4. Official Subjects in the BC Curriculum (Petrina, 2010)
  5. C&I High (Petrina, 2006)
  6. Stereotyping School Subjects (Petrina, 2010)
  7. Balkanization of C&I High (Petrina, 2006)
  8. Inclusive Curriculum (Petrina, 2008)
  9. Crypt(ic) Notes on the Death of Curriculum (Petrina, 2009)
  10. Currere: Curriculum as Method or Process (Petrina, 2010)
  11. Framework for Curriculum Studies (inc. History of EDCP) (Petrina, 2008)

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