Curriculum Issues and Theories (in Media & Technology Studies)
This course explores curriculum issues and theories in Applied Design, Skills, & Technologies (ADST), Media & Technology (M&T), and Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) education. This course is one of the two core requirements in the Department of Curriculum and Pedagogy’s graduate program. We survey a range of research and practices in curriculum and pedagogy (C&P) or curriculum and instruction (C&I)— i.e., curriculum studies. In this winter 2021 M&T cohort section, we will focus on curriculum analysis, inquiry-based reasoning (IBR), and M&T ethics. The emphasis is on understanding curriculum as a dynamic discipline or interdiscipline, demanding specific attention to discourses, issues, and practices germane to ADST, M&T, and STEAM.