A Living Curriculum of Orgullo


  • Freyca Calderon-Berumen Texas Christian University
  • Karla O'Donald Texas Christian University


Living curriculum, orgullo, mestiza consciousness.


The authors argue for the formation and promotion of a living curriculum based on one’s lived experiences.  Proceeding from an understanding of identity as a complex and multilayered construct that an individual constantly revises and adjusts, this paper proposes the creation of a bridge between learning spaces and the need to recognize and harbor the self as an infinite creation. This proposition contends the necessity to provide all persons the opportunity to express who they are and explore their space in the world in order to claim a place and be part of the political and democratic process.  By becoming empowered in claiming what is necessary for one’s realization, individuals will consequently create and promote change in the world.

Author Biography

Freyca Calderon-Berumen, Texas Christian University

PhD. in Educational Studies: Curriculum Studies