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.
Research for the Real World: S07E01
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.
Listen to the podcast
You can also listen to the podcast on:
- Dr Arthur Chapman’s research profile
- Subject Specialism Research Group
- Department of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
- Knowledge and the Curriculum series
- Research for the Real World podcast