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Curricular Concerns and Practices in a Krishnamurti School

Abismrita Chakravarty

in J. Krishnamurti and Educational Practice

Published in print October 2018 | ISBN: 9780199487806
Published online July 2019 | e-ISBN: 9780199097715 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780199487806.003.0004

Series: Education and Society in South Asia

Curricular Concerns and Practices in a Krishnamurti School

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The chapter is an attempt to coherently weave the observations from brief fieldwork conducted in two unique settings to make inquiries into curriculum practices and its production. It interrogates the notion that curriculum is a fixed transactional entity, designed by distant regulatory bodies that is passively transmitted, to reveal its dynamic components constituting it as a continuous process and dialogue. The ethnographical study of the curricular practices in a mixed age group setting, where there is recognition of the different learning positions of each child that leaves enough room for manoeuvre, provides insights on how learning takes place within and also outside the space of premediated instruction. The ‘lived aspect’ of the curriculum emerges in the close interactions between the learner and teacher, both fluid and interchangeable categories that are embedded in an environment that has a very different organisation of time and space.

Keywords: Experiential Learning; Mixed age group; Environmental Science; Integrated learning; learning environments; time and space in schools

Chapter.  10960 words. 

Subjects: Sociology of Education

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