Doll, William E., Jr., "The Culture of Method," pp. 21-75 in William E. Doll, Jr., M. Jayne Fleener, Donna Trueit, and John St. Julien, eds., Chaos, Complexity, Curriculum, and Culture: A Conversation. New York: Peter Lang, 2005.*


Traces the history of eductional methods from Ramus to Comenius to scientific methods and their appearance in education; proposes a new conception of education method for curriculum design and instruction that is dynamic, transformative, interactive, and practical.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Conceptions and Theories, Curriculum Enactment and Teaching, Curriculum Visions and Philosophies

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriculum History, Curriculum Theory Creation and Uses, Conceptions of Teaching, Curriculum as Experience, Teaching/Learning Process, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculum


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