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ERIC Number: EJ1172832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1550-5170
"I Am Nature": Understanding the Possibilities of Currere in Curriculum Studies and Aesthetics
Slattery, Patrick
Journal of Curriculum and Pedagogy, v14 n3 p184-195 2017
This article explores a perspective on nature and aesthetics as "currere," which is the foundational concept of curriculum theory. Beginning with the statement "I am nature" by Jackson Pollock and moving through works by of Kiefer, Hofmann, and Magritte, this article explores contemporary art theory and connects the notion of synthetical moments in curriculum theory to an integrated understanding of aesthetics. Michel Foucault's dialogues with Rene Magritte on philosophy and art inform understandings of the unconscious to form a vision of nature and self in the aesthetic process. This article reviews significant historical aspects of "currere," from Schubert, Pinar, and Grumet in curriculum theory, and relates the development of curriculum theory to Jackson Pollock's abstract expressionism.
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Language: English
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