LSU’s Annual Curriculum Camp Attracts Professors, Students From Across the Country
BATON ROUGE – The School of Education welcomed 82 professors and graduate students from across the country at its 2013 Curriculum Camp on March 22-23. The camp took place in Baton Rouge and was sponsored by the School of Education’s Curriculum Theory Project. It featured more than 43 sessions and 65 presenters.
The event showcased presentations and papers on a variety of topics associated with curriculum theory, including gender, race and culture; higher education; chaos and complexity theory; feminism; postmodernism; post structuralism; queer theory; and K-20 research and policy.
Special guest Gert Biesta presented the Campfire Talk on “Giving Teaching Back to Education.” An internationally renowned professor of educational theory and policy at the University of Luxembourg, Dr. Biesta writes about the theory and philosophy of education research, teaching, learning, curriculum and pedagogy, and teacher education.
The school also welcomed faculty and students from Southern University, McNeese State University and Nicholls State University, who contributed to the camp’s sessions and presentations.
Roland Mitchell, co-director of the Curriculum Theory Project, said the 2013 Curriculum Camp was a huge success.
“I thought it was excellent,” Mitchell said. “We had several new faculty in the college participate in camp. Also, the fact that the Holmes students were there in significant numbers added energy to camp.”
Curriculum theory is a field of scholarly inquiry that endeavors to understand curriculum across the academic disciplines. The Curriculum Theory Project represents the efforts of LSU faculty to participate in the future of curriculum theory nationally and internationally, to enhance the doctoral program of curriculum and instruction, and to carry forward the college and university mission to be a leader in educational thought.
The School of Education is one of six schools realigned to form the new LSU College of Human Sciences & Education, joining the School of Human Resource Education and Workforce Development, the School of Kinesiology, the School of Library and Information Science, the School of Social Work and the University Laboratory School.
For more information on the School of Education, go to www.lsu.edu/education.