Citation Priestley M & Philippou S (2019) Debate and critique in curriculum studies: new directions?. The Curriculum Journal, 30 (4), pp. 347-351. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585176.2019.1670948
Abstract First paragraph: At the first European Conference for Education research in Hamburg (3-6 September), a double symposium took place, primarily focussing on the place of powerful knowledge in the curriculum. The symposium was hosted by EERA Network 3 Curriculum and Innovation and chaired by Jim Hordern, one of the contributors of the recent special issue of this journal (issue 30), 'After the knowledge turn? Politics and pedagogy'. While the symposium was first proposed in relation to the papers in the special issue, its scope was more ambitious, also involving new and highly prominent contributors such as Gert Biesta and Zongyi Deng, who had not published in the original special issue. The sessions were packed to the rafters, with people being turned away at the door, which is indicative of the high levels of interest currently generated in the curriculum field, and which bodes well for the future of curriculum studies.
Journal The Curriculum Journal: Volume 30, Issue 4