Title

Currere as Subject Matter

Document Type

Contribution to Book

Publication Date

2015

Publication Title

The SAGE Guide to Curriculum in Education

DOI

10.4135/9781483346687.n17

ISBN

9781483346687

Abstract

Currere is a paradigm shift in the way we think about educational experience. Currere offers a method to examine the inner life in relation to the larger society in order to deepen learning and understanding. Currere is the Latin root of the word curriculum. In this sense, curriculum does not mean the syllabus, the course, the textbook, or the objectives of learning. Curriculum “reconceptualized” (Pinar, 1974/2006) as currere points to the running of the course. The phrase “the running” is a metaphor for lived experience. Currere is about exploring lived experience as it is related to deep understanding of education.

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