Deng, Zongyi, "Rethinking Curriculum and Teaching." In Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Education. On 24 Myy 2017. https://doi.org/10.1093/acrefore/9780190264093.013.55


Zongyi Deng


Reviews efforts to define and distinguish curriculum and teaching; cites writers and sources that have dealt with these issues; suggests three notions of curriculum (as policy decisions, as programmatic decisions, and as instructional decisions); suggests three notions of teaching (as sociocultural practice, as institutional practice, and as deliberative classroom practice); argues for rethinking these concepts in light of global cultural changes of the 21st century.

Broad Topical Focus

Curriculum Definitions

Source Discipline


Mode of Inquiry in the Study

Philosophical Inquiry-Speculative Essay, Integrative Inquiry

Type of Study

Single Study

Narrow Topic

Curriclum Thoery Creation and Uses, Conceptions of Teaching, Value Assumptions and Ideologies in Curriculm, Curriculum History


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