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ERIC Number: EJ1029307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Feb
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8249
Towards a Theory of Propositional Curriculum Content
Tillson, John
Journal of Philosophy of Education, v48 n1 p137-148 Feb 2014
This article addresses two questions. The first question is this: "when ought teachers to encourage or discourage students' belief of a given proposition on the one hand (call this "directive teaching"), and when ought teachers to simply facilitate students' understanding of that proposition, on the other (call this "non-directive teaching") (cf. the work of Michael Hand)?" The second question is this: "which propositional content should curricula address?" An answer to these questions would amount to what I will call a "theory of propositional curricula content", by providing both a means for choosing content, and a directive for teaching that content. While the answer that I give to the second question is unlikely to prove exhaustive, I still consider that it would form an important part of the answer, hence the title a "towards a theory of propositional curricula content".
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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