FRONTs undersøgelse af pensum/ curriculum workshop

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FRONT hereby invites you to participate in the first of a series of workshops.
In this workshop we focus on curriculum. Together we will examine and discuss the way curricula shape knowledge, understanding and learning. As such, we zoom in on the selection of theorists and ask ourselves: What does the construction of curricula mean? And which perspectives on knowledge are represented?

The workshop will both present reflective perspectives, that question the design of our curricula, as well as strategies for researching alternative literature. It will also feature tips on how students can seek to affect change in their curricula in both direct and indirect ways.
Throughout you will have the opportunity to examine your own, or (if you prefer) others' curricula. This will also enable you the opportunity to contribute to a broader mapping of curricula across different educational programmes in Denmark, while challenging our understandings of frameworks of knowledge and knowledge production in our different research-fields and areas of study.

The workshop is open to students, educators, university staff and any other interested guests.

Children are welcome. We will ensure childcare and a play-area.

The (updated) program is as follows:
(Changes may occur)

16.00 Welcome from FRONT - "Why discuss Curriculum?"

16.30 Talk: AAU CPH's University Library
This talk will offer insights into literature research and alternative sources, references and theories.
How can you seek out alternative knowledge within your field? Is your literature-selection shaped by search-engines and their functions?

17.00 Talk: Julia Suárez-Krabbe - "Curriculum-design"
In this talk, Associate Professor of Cultural Encounters, from RUC, Julia Suarez-Krabbe, gives us an educators perspective on curriculum.


Workshop part 1: Curriculum-examination
Participants are welcome to work on own computers/ipads/smartphones, prints of curriculum or FRONTs computers. The aim is to examine curricula based on (for example) gender, skincolour, ability and age.

Round-up 1
Discussion: We will address some of the challenges about visibility that come into play when examining curricula. Can and should we necessarily evaluate which positions authors/ theorists represent?


Workshop part 2: ”Take over your curricula”
In this part of the workshop we will work constructively with suggestions for potential improvements to curricula. The previously critiqued curricula will be looked through for themes and topics, and alternative sources and theories will be identified, in order to examine possible additions to/ replacements of existing knowledge production.

18.45 Round-up and farewell
Period22 Nov 2016
Event typeWorkshop
Degree of RecognitionLocal