I’ve had this idea for quite some time, but I’ve kept it hidden.
The hidden curriculum is a term I learned in grad school as I was learning to speak fluent Marxist.
Hidden curriculum refers to the unwritten, unofficial, and often unintended lessons, values, and perspectives that students learn in school. While the “formal” curriculum consists of the courses, lessons, and learning activities students participate in, as well as the knowledge and skills educators intentionally teach to students, the hidden curriculum consists of the unspoken or implicit academic, social, and cultural messages that are communicated to students while they are in school.
There is a lot hidden right now, in news, politics, academia…it’s time to start digging both in my own mind and in the culture.
Who knows what I’ll turn up.