The Other Side of Curriculum: Lessons from Learners / Edition 1

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Overview

What exactly should students "know and be able to do" and how do we help them to know and do it? The Other Side of Curriculum answers these questions with a powerful model of curriculum development - one that fosters experiential and personal growth.

Lois Brown Easton provides ideas and practical tools for creating an effective learning community, based on her experience at Eagle Rock School, where learners are central and the curriculum responsive to their needs. Her curricular concepts are common to all; Easton carefully considers how they can be customized and applied to almost any school or district. Each of her chapters begins with a story of learning that illustrates a concept of curriculum. She then describes that concept and offers questions that will help you translate the concept to your own setting. Learn about curriculum in relation to culture, instruction-assessment, learner-centered education, competency-based systems, self-directed learning, personal growth, and much more. Then explore your own story - consider how these concepts relate to your own context with the end-of-chapter questions you can ask yourself or use with colleagues.

If you're a practicing teacher, administrator, staff developer, or teacher educator, The Other Side of Curriculum will inspire you to make the changes needed in your own environment, enable you to embark on those changes, and convince you with the theoretical background and concrete examples that will help you be successful in shaping a curriculum for all learners.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780867095623
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 12/5/2001
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 738,241
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Lois Brown Easton is Director of Professional Development at Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center in Colorado. An English/language arts teacher for fifteen years, she was Arizona's first Writing Specialist. She has also been the Director of Curriculum and Assessment Planning for the state of Arizona and worked nationally as Director of Re:Learning Systems at the Education Commission of the States in association with the Coalition of Essential Schools.
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Table of Contents

Introduction

About Eagle Rock

Curriculum Emanates From the Culture

Curriculum Includes Instruction and Assessment

Curriculum Is Learner Centered

Curriculum Is Competency Based

Curriculum Helps Learners Become Self-Directed

Curriculum Is for the Whole Student

Curriculum Encourages a Constructivist Approach

Curriculum Is Meaningful

Curriculum Is for Learning

Afterword

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