ERIC Number: EJ1084434
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Finding Knowledge on the Internet: Implications for the Knowledge-Driven Curriculum
McEneaney, Elizabeth H.
Journal of Curriculum Studies, v47 n6 p802-819 2015
This article offers a critique of Michael Young's perspective on the Internet as it relates to the knowledge-driven curriculum he supports. I argue that the Internet is a site of both theoretical knowledge and everyday concepts which challenges the differentiation of knowledge that premises much of Young's writing. Google searches from the perspective of a student and teacher show that theoretical knowledge with vertical links to subject and disciplinary communities as well as coherence built through links between concepts is fairly readily accessed on the Internet. The importance of information literacy for students, the critical need to curate content on the web, as well as the implications for the curriculum of framing "knowing" as encompassing "being familiar" and "comprehending" are highlighted.
Descriptors: Internet, Curriculum Development, Knowledge Management, Online Searching, Information Literacy, Information Seeking, Search Engines
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