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Title:Didaktik and Curriculum Studies
Author(s):Westbury, Ian
Subject(s):Curriculum Studies
Monitorial instruction
Didaktik triangle
Curriculum theory
Geisteswissenschaftliche Pädagogik
Abstract:The American tradition of curriculum studies and the German tradition of 'Didaktik' address thinking about the subject-matters of teaching, teaching itself, schooling, and 'educating'. Are they two sides of the same coin? This essay compares and contrasts the two traditions to conclude that while the two traditions are very different in their framing assumptions---curriculum theory addresses the school curriculum as an institution while Didaktik addresses the work of the classroom aiming at the students' formation---Didaktik thought complements Anglo-Saxon thought about teaching in important ways and suggests approaches to ways of reflective thinking about teaching.
Issue Date:1998
Publisher:Peter Lang
Citation Info:Westbury, I. (1998). Didaktik and curriculum studies. In Bjørg B. Gundem & Stefan Hopmann (Eds.), Didaktik and/or Curriculum: An International Dialogue (New York: Peter Lang, 1998), pp. 47–78.
Genre:Book Chapter
Sponsor:Spencer Foundation; Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Date Available in IDEALS:2021-03-16

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