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This page provides some further readings on curriculum making and subject didactics


Biddulph, M. (2012) Where is the curriculum created? in David Lambert & Mark Jones (eds) Debates in Geography Education. London: Routledge, 129-142

Biddulph, M. (2012) Young People’s Geographies and the school curriculum. Geography 97(3), 155-162

Brooks, C. (2013) Making the geography curriculum: reflections on the IGU-CGE London symposium. International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education 22(1), 71-88

Catling, S. (2013) Teachers’ perspectives on curriculum making in Primary Geography in England. Curriculum Journal 24(3), 427-453

Doyle, W. and Rosemartin, D.  (2012) The Ecology of Curriculum Enactment, Interpersonal Relationships in Education. Advances in Learning Environments Research, 3, pp. 137-147.  For a ppt version in the public domain;

Hopman, S. (2015) Didaktik meets curriculum revisited: historical encounters, systematic experience, empirical limits, Nordic Journal of Studies in Educational Policy [NordSTEP] 1: 27007 –

Hudson, B. (2016) Didactics, in Wyse, D., Hayward, L and Pandya, J. (eds) (2016)The Sage Handbook of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment, London: Sage Publications (pp107-124)

Klafki, W. (2002) Characteristics of Critical-Constructive Didaktik, in Gundem, B. and Hopmann, S. (eds) Didaktik and/or Curriculum: an international dialogue, New York, Peter Lang [American University Studies, Series xiv Education, Vol 41]

Lambert, D. (2015) Geography, in Wyse, D., Harward, L. and Pandya, J. (eds) The Sage Handbook of Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment, London: Sage Publications (pp 391-408)

Lambert, D. & Biddulph, M. (2014) The dialogic space offered by curriculum-making in the process of learning to teach, and the creation of a progressive knowledge-led curriculumAsia Pacific Journal of Teacher Education (online early), 43 (3), 210-224

Lambert, D. and Hopkin, J. (2014) A possiblist analysis of the geography national curriculum in England International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 23, 1, 64-78

Mitchell, D. (2016) Geography teaching and curriculum making in changing times, International Research in Geographical and Environmental Education, 25, 2, 121-133

Mitchell, D. and Lambert, D. (2015) Subject Knowledge and Teacher Preparation in English Secondary Schools: the case of geography, Teacher Development, 19 (3), 365-380

Nieveen, N. & Kuiper, W. (2012) Balancing curriculum freedom and regulation in the Netherlands. European Educational Research Journal, 11, 3, 357–368.

Rawding, C. (2013) Challenging Assumptions: The importance of holistic geographies. Geography 98(3), 157-159

Roberts, M. (2014) Powerful knowledge and geographical education. The Curriculum Journal 25 (2), 187-209

Roberts, M. (2013) Geography through Enquiry: approaches to teaching and learning in the secondary school. Sheffield: The Geographical Association.

Shawer, S., Gilmore, D. and Banks-Joseph S R. (2008) Student Cognitive and Affective Development in the Context of Classroom-level Curriculum Development, Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Vol. 8, 1, pp. 1 – 28.