Social & cultural foundationsForgot your login information? By: Thomas W. Hewitt, T. Social, cultural, and intellectual foundations of curriculum. In Understanding and shaping curriculum: What we teach and why pp. Hewitt, Thomas W. Hewitt, T , 'Social, cultural, and intellectual foundations of curriculum', in Understanding and shaping curriculum: what we teach and why , SAGE Publications, Inc.
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Educational sociology is a branch of sociology, which is confronted with the problems of relationship between society and education. Relationship between society and curriculum Curriculum discussion consider the social setting especially the relationship between the schools and society and its influence on curriculum decisions. Social astuteness is essential for curriculum planners and developers today. Curriculum decision takes place in a complex social setting through demands that are imposed by society that filter down to schools. Socio-Cultural Changes that affect curriculum Cultural and social changes and expectations can affect the implementation of the curriculum. However, this includes major changes to society such as unemployment patterns, social values, economic growth and family relationships, parental, employer and community expectations of schools. This is also affected by the educational system requirements and challenges.
When considering theories of learning, LIDT professionals should also consider sociocultural perspectives and the role that culture, interaction, and collaboration have on quality learning. Modern social learning theories stem from the work of Russian psychologist Vygotsky, who produced his ideas between and as a reaction to existing conflicting approaches in psychology Kozulin, Today, sociocultural theory and related approaches are widely recognized and accepted in psychology and education and are especially valued in the field of applied linguistics because of its underlying notion that language and thought are connected. Sociocultural theory is also becoming increasingly influential in the field of instructional design. In this chapter, we first review some of the fundamental principles of sociocultural theory of learning. We then suggest design implications for learning, teaching, and education in general. Following, we consider how sociocultural theories of learning should influence instructional design.
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