For the purposes of my analysis, I have chosen the topic of teaching curriculum. While a lot of thought and action goes into the teaching profession, the use of theory and strategy can be considered most crucial. Above all, I think that the consideration is extremely important to creating a productive and effective teaching environment. By establishing frameworks of interaction with students, teachers can better connect with them, as well as accomplish their professional goals (Sousa, 2018). Curriculum shapes the work that has to be accomplished day to day, defines what emphasis is put on certain parts of the educational process. The implementation and use of curriculum is something a teacher must be able to accomplish in order to work with their subjects. That being said, I have chosen an article that discusses curriculum ergonomics as a discipline, and its use in education. While most would agree that designing a good curriculum is necessary, not all people are able to confidently say they can utilize such a method of organization in practice. The use of curriculum ergonomics expands to properly applying curriculum in an educational setting and finding optimal ways to achieve educational purposes (Choppin et al., 2018). For myself, the questions of applying theoretic considerations in practice has always been both extremely important and complicated. While I understand the need to maintaining and creating a curriculum, actually conceptualizing a way for its integration is another thought entirely. I want to use the information acquired from this article to find proper channels to use curriculum. The practices of curriculum ergonomics can potentially help me utilize newer concepts of education in creating interactive frameworks, as well as contextualize my own place in a teaching environment more clearly.
Choppin, J., Roth McDuffie, A., Drake, C., & Davis, J. (2018). Curriculum ergonomics: Conceptualizing the interactions between curriculum design and use. International Journal of Educational Research, 92, 75–85.
Sousa D. A., & Tomlinson C. A. (2018). Differentiation and the Brain. [Liberty University Online Bookshelf].