Elevator Pitch: Reality of Curriculum

Most folks assume the curriculum comprises the information students are expected to learn, and that it is well-known, agreed upon, and accurately reflects the world. This is not true for many courses. Human knowledge is far more than information, and what we learn or when we apply what we have learned, it is rarely as clearly bounded as our curriculum would have it. When faculty teach so that students learn about a subject, the instruction lacks the complexity, connections, and nuance that makes humans curious, interested, and effective learners.