Corbett, M and Vibert, A and Green, M and Rowe, JN, Improvising the Curriculum: Alternatives to Scripted Schooling, Routledge, USA, pp. 134. ISBN 9781138641655 (2016) [Authored Research Book]
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Equipped with cultural tools like cell phones, computers, and video cameras, youth today are called upon to improvise and construct themselves symbolically in a continuously connected world; yet new teachers and students are still expected to learn and deliver standardized, placeless forms of scripted curriculum. This volume argues for improvisation as an approach to curriculum that recognizes the fundamentally creative aspects of learning that are often marginalized in communities of disadvantage. It provides interesting possibilities for schools that are working hard co keep up with technological, economic, and cultural change and argues for an improvised middle ground between structure and creativity.
This volume outlines a two-year research project performed in a Canadian middle school, where school staff used student filmmaking as a way co expand teachers' conceptions of literacy. It analyzes the response of students, teachers and parents as well as the student teachers that brought the program to the school. The improvisational techniques used while making the films paved the way for larger a broader analysis of curricular improvisation.
|Item Type:||Authored Research Book|
|Keywords:||literacies, curriculum, improvisation, film making|
|Research Group:||Education Systems|
|Research Field:||Continuing and Community Education|
|Objective Division:||Expanding Knowledge|
|Objective Group:||Expanding Knowledge|
|Objective Field:||Expanding Knowledge in Education|
|UTAS Author:||Corbett, M (Professor Michael Corbett)|
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