A Curriculum of Imagination in an Era of Standardization by Robert Lake

By Robert Lake

A Curriculum of mind's eye in an period of Standardization In A Curriculum of mind's eye in an period of Standardization: An innovative discussion with Maxine Greene and Paulo Freire, a quantity in Landscapes of schooling [Series Editors: William H. Schubert, college of Illinois at Chicago & Ming Fang He, Georgia Southern University], Robert Lake explores with the reader what's intended through mind's eye within the paintings of Maxine Greene and Paulo Freire and their relevance in an period of more and more standardized and hugely scripted practices within the box of schooling. the writer explores how mind's eye permeates each point of existence with the purpose to strengthen potential with the readers to seem past the taken-for-granted, to query the conventional, to increase a number of methods of figuring out, seeing, feeling, and to visualize and act upon probabilities for confident social and academic switch. The primary element of the paintings illustrated during this booklet that distinguishes it from different paintings is that an “imaginary” discussion among Maxine Greene and Paulo Freire runs during the e-book utilizing real citations from their paintings. every one bankruptcy begins with this kind of discussion interspersed with the works of others and the author’s serious autobiographical reflections. With a quick review of the socio-cultural evolution of mind's eye from pre-literate instances to the current, the writer explores a number of the present iterations of mind's eye together with the eugenics move and “dark” mind's eye, sensing gaps and creative/critical mind's eye, metaphors because the language of mind's eye and empathy as social mind's eye. Reflecting upon rising tensions, demanding situations, and chances curriculum staff face in such an period of standardization, the writer demands a curriculum of imagination.

After delivering a short evaluation of the socio-cultural evolution of mind's eye from pre-literate instances to the current, the writer seems at a few of the present iterations of mind's eye, together with the eugenics circulation and “dark” mind's eye, sensing gaps and creative/critical mind's eye, metaphors because the language of the mind's eye, and empathy as social mind's eye. All of those rules are then included in a curriculum of mind's eye that's expected via Joseph Schwab’s 4 commonplaces of curriculum by way of a dialogue of rising tensions, matters and probabilities for praxis and scholarship in current and destiny inquiry.

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