Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Bringing Together Diverse Scholars and Students Through Curriculum Theorizing

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In the past year, Curriculum Theorizing has become a PhD field of study at the Faculty of Education and has drawn graduate students from Canada and abroad. Curriculum Theorizing involves asking questions about teaching and learning across contexts while considering social, historical and contextual facets of curriculum spaces&. More recently, the Faculty launched a new research group, the Curriculum Inquiry Research Group (CInRG), for focused studies in curriculum.

Also housed at Queen’s is the Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies (JCACS), which supports and brings together the diverse scholarship of academics involved in curriculum nationally and internationally.

Faculty members Christopher DeLuca and Theodore Christou lead CInRG and serve as the Editors for the Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies. Both Dr. DeLuca and Dr. Christou are alumni of the Faculty of Education and have recently returned to Queen’s as tenure-track professors. They clearly understand the value of having a community of scholars to support graduate students and faculty members working in a field that is characterized by diverse methodological and disciplinary area, and they wish to give back and foster that community at Queen’s.

Christou explained: “we want students to see themselves as a community of emerging scholars with responsibilities for each other’s development and with a commitment to the collective learning of the group.”

The launch event for CInRG, which took place on September 25th, reflected this goal.  It involved a conversation with curriculum theorist Dr. Nicholas Ng-A-Fook, who presented work that was recently published in the Journal of the Canadian Association for Curriculum Studies entitled, "Provoking the very 'Idea' of Canadian Curriculum Studies as a Counterpointed Composition."

In the near future, Drs. Christou and DeLuca plan to launch a new Journal interface and website to increase readership and further support the curriculum theorizing community at both national and international levels.

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