What are we learning right now?

Ira David Socol
May 2, 2020 · 18 min read


child kneeling alone by classroom window
Whose learning space is this?

Lynn Fendler, professor and Foucault scholar, used to say, “the hidden curriculum is the only curriculum,” and we could infer the rest of the sentence, “the only curriculum that matters to students.”

Dr. Fendler was a huge influence on me, helping me to deeply understand the connection between human philosophies and the structures of education. But among…