Teacher and Curriculum

Any experience that the teacher regards as necessary for the child’s development is curricular, irrespective of how or where it is organised,” says the National Curriculum Framework of 2005.

In this course, we examine the relationship of the teacher and the curriculum. We use the backdrop of the Secondary Education Commission report in 1953 and the Kothari Commission in 1964, both of which reiterated the need for plurality in textbooks and curricular material. Teachers in public schools are too constrained to complete syllabi and are limited by their lack of time in their use of pedagogic practices. You will discuss the generative possibilities for a teacher within the planned curriculum, the assumed roles of the teacher in planning and her transformative role in pedagogy. We will end with the phenomenological relationship between teachers as subjects and the subjects they teach. This will be a seminar with readings and a practicum.