SABER-TOOTH CURRICULUM

Chp III Review - Tamara Sampson

MAIN CHARACTERS

  • University Professors - controlled the value rating for their subjects
  • University Authorities - never questioned claims of professors
  • Revolting University Professor - man given title as professor without certification and without authorities realizing it

MAIN EVENTS/ISSUES of CHAPTER III

Important Events and Issues

  • Shift from common strands to various strands with different curriculum routines
  • Magic dosage sizes prescribed but free choice by students in subject taken because all subjects equally magical --> creation of university departments
  • Magic-value rating system created to deem subjects "magical" - meaning they were mandatory courses each student had to take
  • Changes to curriculum based on aggressive, consistent claims by professor of "magical potency" in subject so vast number of magical subjects created instead of initial one, two, or three like the university authorities intended
  • Students chose majors and could not change them
  • Fish-eats used like credits and earned for classes taken
  • Shift from teaching students what to think to HOW TO THINK

CONNECTION FROM THEN TO NOW

  • What's considered a "magical" (necessary) subject sometimes, stil, based on claims and not research
  • Curriculum remains in place because it was a part of the foundation, not because of its use to students to be career-ready