Introduction. Didaktik and curriculum in ongoing dialogue

Ellen Krogh, Ane Qvortrup, Stefan Ting Graf

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This volume aims to continue and update an international and intercultural scholarly dialogue that was started in the 1990s. It is the outcome of the first seminar of an international network project, initiated at the University of Southern Denmark in 2018 and funded by the Danish Research Council. While acknowledging the tradition and the salient scholarly contributions to the dialogue, the present network project departs from a very different situation than the original initiative. Today, heading into the 2020s, scholarly contact, shared academic impulses, and cooperation across geographical and geopolitical borders are more frequent than ever; neoliberal policies of quality assurance, accountability, and standardisation are globally shared conditions. Nonetheless, curricular policies and institutional practices – and research approaches – still tend to be shaped by regionally sedimented “constitutional mind sets” (Hopmann, 2008, 2015). In the same way, as Autio has stressed (2014), although there is a shared need for new intellectual, economic, and political theories of learning, curriculum, and reform, important historical differences also have to be considered. Thus, we face a changed and changing landscape that makes it no less important to revive and renew scholarly endeavours of exchange and comparison.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDidaktik and Curriculum in Ongoing Dialogue
EditorsEllen Krogh, Ane Qvortrup, Stefan Ting Graf
Place of PublicationNew York
Publication date2021
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-56808-5, 978-0-367-56810-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-09939-0
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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