Changing Schools for a Changing World? Curriculum Trends for a 'Planetist' Future

Hickling-Hudson, Anne R. & Ferreira, Jo-Anne L. (2004) Changing Schools for a Changing World? Curriculum Trends for a 'Planetist' Future. In Burnett, Bruce, Meadmore, Daphne, & Tait, Gordon (Eds.) New questions for contemporary teachers : taking a socio-cultural approach to education. Pearson Education, French’s Forest, NSW, pp. 153-168.

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This article is an overview of futures-oriented curriculum trends within a context of global social change. It uses as a stimulus Angelica, a hypothetical 21st century girl, who realises that deep educational and socio-cultural changes are needed to improve and sustain her interconnected worlds. It then considers a selection of educational trends addressing Angelica’s concerns, in that they have the potential to change the form, delivery and content of education in a fundamental way. The trends – innovative pedagogic practices oriented around curricular visions widely adopted – are: (i) intercultural education which reshapes learning and teaching (ii) education for sustainability (iii) information technologies, multiliteracies and learning for the future, and (iv) the convergence of learning for work, study and leisure. The chapter explores how these trends could change future schools and classrooms in ways that could bring us closer to a sustainable planetary future.

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Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Educational trends, change, planetism, curricular visions, pedagogic innovations, ‘rich tasks’, intercultural education, environmental education, multi, literacies, futures, convergence learning
ISBN: 9781741032260
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > SOCIOLOGY (160800) > Sociology of Education (160809)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 Pearson Education
Deposited On: 06 Feb 2006 00:00
Last Modified: 10 Mar 2015 06:26

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