William E. Doll Jr.'s A Post-Modern Perspective on Curriculum PDF

By William E. Doll Jr.

Doll attracts relationships one of the principles complicated in chaos concept, Piagetian epistemology, cognitive thought, and the paintings of Dewey and Whitehead. during this booklet at the post-modern point of view at the curriculum, the writer asserts that the post-modern version of natural swap isn't unavoidably linear, uniform, measured and decided, yet is considered one of emergence and development, made attainable by way of interplay, transaction, disequilibrium and consequent equilibrium. Transformation, now not a collection path, the booklet argues, might be the rule of thumb, and open-endedness is an important characteristic of the post-modern framework. within the booklet, the writer envisages a curriculum during which the teacher's position isn't causal, yet transformative. The curriculum isn't the race path, however the trip itself; metaphors should be extra worthy than good judgment in producing discussion locally; and educative objective, making plans and review is versatile and desirous about approach, now not product.

“Scholarly, but direct and to the purpose, [Doll’s] rules make experience to entrance line educators within the genuine international of today’s schools.”
—Kenneth Graham, Seaford Union unfastened tuition District

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