Monday, September 10, 2012
Week 3 -- The Curriculum Edge
Last week we looked at our thinking about education. This week, Dr. Chen challenges us to rethink curriculum. In this chapter, Dr. Chen shares some incredibly inspiring stories about shifts in curriculum at schools in the United States and around the world. Some of the big ideas in this section are a move to project-based learning, offering more foreign language courses (specifically Asian languages), the addition of multimedia communication to the curriculum, the need to consider the emotional lives of our students, and a shift in assessment to more accurately assess what we want our students to learn. Have you considered any of these areas in creating/revising your curriculum? Have you or your school made any dramatic shifts and, if so, what have been the outcomes? What concerns do you have in "the curriculum edge"?