*We are the Amazon Partner and students can purchase the books shown on this page. We are also providing an authentic solution manual, formulated by our SMEs, for the same.Unleash the powers of curriculum to positively shape the lives of learners.Powers of Curriculum explores the state of education in Australia today through the notion and practices of curriculum. Curriculum is powerful because it shapes what children and young people experience in educational settings. Educators are central to this, as more often than not they have the most direct influence on learners' curriculum experiences. By exploring the many issues surrounding curriculum, the authors hope to equip educators with ideas, concepts and perspectives that can make a positive difference to the lives of children and young people in the early childhood, primary and secondary phases of education. This resource explores a diverse range of topics related to curriculum, the experiences of learners, and how these experiences are shaped by powers within and beyond the field of education. The text is organised into three parts: Understanding Curriculum; Unpacking Curriculum Contexts; and Enacting Curriculum Experiences. The first part introduces you to the notion of curriculum and its conceptualisation. The second part introduces you to a range of socio-cultural issues from a sociological perspective. The final part considers the practical dimension to your learning about curriculum. The authors of the chapters encourage you to reflect on your opinions and experiences, and to explore the concepts and ideas used in this book to open education up to new thoughts and practices.Key FeaturesApproachable, engaging and relevant, exploring complex sociological and philosophical concepts in ways that are accessible to pre-service teachers and will genuinely equip them to make a positive difference in the lives of children and young people.Ask yourself questions are intended to use your personal thoughts, beliefs and experiences to reflect on what you are reading.Theory in action feature encourages you to consider how the ideas you are reading about surface in people's experiences, and can be applied to educational contexts.Questions, activities, suggested internet search terms and resources are provided at the end of each chapter for further exploring the topics and information covered.
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