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Mark Priestley, Professor of Education, University of Stirling, Scotland

Curriculum Making

Wednesday 31 August 2022 7-8pm AEST

Mark Priestley

In this seminar, I shall explore different conceptions of curriculum and curriculum making. Drawing upon previous conceptualizations of curriculum making, I shall offer an elaborated approach to understanding curriculum making. This is a heuristic rather than a normative framing; it is essentially non-linear, framed around the concept of intertwined sites of activity - supra, macro, meso, micro and nano - with curriculum making framed as types of activity rather than institutional functions. I shall also consider the implications of this understanding, including the key importance of meso activity (support, infrastructure and leadership) which sits between macro policy and micro school-based curriculum making. This appears to be a key factor in enhancing teaching agency for curriculum making.

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