The Impact Of Social Construction On Society Curriculum

3224 WordsNov 21, 201413 Pages
Introduction “To begin with the end in mind means to start with a clear understanding of your destination. It means to know where you are going so that you have a better understanding of where you are now, so that the steps you take are always in the right direction.” (Covey, 1989, p.98) While embarking upon completion of a unit or creating a curriculum having a beginning and end, and knowing how to get there is so important. As an educator, it is evident that sometimes when a new year starts, or in planning/creating lessons, we have a destination to get to in teaching, but the plan lacks important aspects, the main ingredients. Due to this, skills may fall by the wayside or the end result is lost in translation. In the grand scheme of education, social forces have been affected over the years, and in today’s society curriculum reflects the cultural change of our turbulent times. Educators must be aware of how the social construction, of the fabric of education, pairs with the educational practices. How very important it is to pay attention to how human nature, our capabilities, extremes, and relationship with the world effects knowledge gained, constructed, and delivered. In effect, a critical pedagogical stance enters into the conversation because it incorporates what teachers should know to be able to improve their practices, to better assist with understanding how an effective marriage between teaching and learning can result in a successful learning environment,
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