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Why do we need to focus on knowledge and the curriculum? | RFTRW: S07E01

18 January 2021

We explore the central role that subject knowledge plays in education and hear why we need new thinking about how we understand knowledge and knowledge-building.

Dr Arthur Chapman, Research for the Real World Podcast

Arthur Chapman, Associate Professor in History Education

Dr Arthur Chapman speaks to Dr Humera Iqbal about the ‘knowledge turn’ in curriculum studies, a key theme addressed in the “Knowledge and the Curriculum” series of books, emerging from work by the IOE’s Subject Specialism Research Group and fellow theorists at Sweden’s Karlstad University and the University of Helsinki in Finland.

Adopting the context of teaching and learning history, Dr Chapman also explains the complexities facing educators when looking to develop student knowledge and understanding.

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