Forms of knowledge and curriculum coherence

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This paper examines what is entailed by taking a socio-epistemic or 'knowledge-based' approach to considerations of curriculum and qualifications. The paper begins by examining the roots of diciplinary difference in the medieval universities and their treatment in contemporary scholarly work; discusses implications for curriculum and qualification differentiation; and shows how social, disciplinary and qualification organisation are aligned in the specialisation of consciousness.

Keywords: Quadrivium; Trivium; curriculum differentiation; disciplines; occupations; qualification routes

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13639080902957905

Affiliations: School of Education, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701, Republic of South Africa

Publication date: July 1, 2009

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