Why is powerful knowledge essential to curriculum? Reflections on Social Mobility

Young suggests that the powerful knowledge principle can provide improvements to school curriculum decision making. His first argument is that by using it as a guiding principle, leaders can ‘return’ to one of the core purposes of schooling: ‘to enable students to acquire knowledge that takes them beyond their own experiences’. (Young, 2014, p7). What… Continue reading Why is powerful knowledge essential to curriculum? Reflections on Social Mobility

Essential Curriculum Principles: Powerful Knowledge

‘Powerful Knowledge’ is a bit of a buzz word at the moment. Yet, there has been little work done to clarify its meaning in the school context, let alone how it works in a curriculum. In this post, I’ll try and explain why I think it is a core principle for curriculum development that can… Continue reading Essential Curriculum Principles: Powerful Knowledge