Imagineering Elementary Social Studies: Pre-Service Teachers’ Curricular Experiences with Walt Disney’s EPCOT
This presentation shares qualitative research on how elementary pre-service teachers’ social science literacies and curricular experiences have been constructed, influenced, and informed by popular-culture, bounded ritual spaces (Moore, 1980), such as Walt Disney World’s EPCOT. Implications for pre-service teacher reflection, elementary social studies education, and critical pedagogy are discussed.
New Orleans, LA
Meier, Lori T.. 2014. Imagineering Elementary Social Studies: Pre-Service Teachers’ Curricular Experiences with Walt Disney’s EPCOT. Annual Meeting of the Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference, New Orleans, LA. http://www.curriculumandpedagogy.org/docs/15th-C&P_program_final.pdf