Open lecture with professor Lyn Yates: Curriculum, Politics and the Knowledge Question
In this lecture Lyn Yates will discuss changing agendas of curriculum research over the last half century, and some of the theories and social movements that have been particularly influential over that time. She will give particular attention to the ways they have formed or challenges assumptions about knowledge and curriculum.
Foto: University of Melbourne
Kirsten Sivesind, Department of Teacher Education and School Research
About Lyn Yates
Professor Lyn Yates is Foundation Professor of Curriculum at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her research interests are in theoretical and empirical projects related to knowledge, identities, inequalities and the changing world; and education policies and practices in relation to these issues. She has recently been working on a project analysing state differences and changing conceptions of school curriculum from the mid 1970s to 2005, with particular attention to the changing ideas about what knowledge looks like and what kinds of outcomes matter; and to the growing impact of management practices on curriculum construction. In 2010 a number of journal articles related to the project were published, including a special issue of the European Journal of Education [45(10] on Knowledge, Globalisation and Curriculum. In 2011, two new major edited books from this project have been published, a World Yearbook of Education which brings together international writing about on Curriculum in Today’s World: configuring knowledge, identities, work and politics (Routledge); and a book focused on Australia, entitled Australia’s Curriculum Dilemmas: state cultures and the big issues (Melbourne University Publishing).