A word

Currere as poetry

  • Aaron M Donaldson Graduate student - NC State University (Raleigh, NC)
Keywords: Poem, Language, Educational Theory, Evidence-based, Value-based


The four conceptual stages of currere were used in an autobiographical poem to explore the relationship between personal educational experiences, particularly those involving language and words, and contemporary learning theory. Stylistically, the poem mimics and juxtaposes three distinctive forms: the sestet, the villanelle, and the lai. Symbolism, repetition, and rhyme aim to add layers to the singular voice of the poet. Key terms of contrastive theories of evidence-based and value-based education are incorporated to echo the internal struggle between the two approaches within the autobiographer.


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