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This year, I have taken on a new role in the education field and am working as a learning coach for a 7-12 school in the Canadian Arctic. I am also taking a Masters of Education and have been learning about conceptions of curriculum, educational philosophies, curricular designs, planning, instruction and evaluation, and how they all weave together.

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"According to McNeil (1996), conceptions of curriculum are based upon questions investigating "what should be taught? To whom? When and How?"" (Al-Mousa, 2013). Over time there have been four main conceptions, they include Academia, Technology, Society, and Individual. Individual and Academia fall under a traditional philosophy of education, and Society and Technology fall under a contemporary philosophy.

Traditional Philosophy---Academia---Perennialism---Realism---Subject Matter Design

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