|aCreating integrated curriculum : |bproven ways to increase student learning / |cSusan M. Drake
|aThousand Oaks, Calif : |bCorwin Press, |cc1998
|axx, 236 p : |bill ; |c24 cm
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. 199-224) and index
|aWhat is integrated curriculum and why is it important? -- Does integrated curriculum work? -- Creating multidisciplinary programs -- Using interdisciplinary approaches -- Exploring transdisciplinary approaches -- Connecting standards to curriculum--Aligning teaching, learning, and assessment -- Overcoming the obstacles and finding success
|aInterdisciplinary approach in education|zUnited States
Here's a comprehensive look at how an integrated curriculum can work for your school or district. Using what she calls a new "Story Model," the author helps you make sense of the changes involved in integrating your school's curriculum. She gives you the tools you need to create a curriculum that takes into account the complexity of today's world and how all knowledge is interrelated. Your students will benefit from integrated curriculum by: Developing a higher level of thinking Transferring their learning to the real world Acquiring the skills they need to become lifelong learners This book helps answer these crucial questions about learning in your school or district: 1. What is worth knowing? 2. How can we know when a student knows it? 3. How do students learn best and what does this mean to teaching? Once you've answered these questions, you'll have a better idea of what curriculum changes you need to make. Drake shows you how (and when) to integrate your curriculum. She offers you detailed descriptions of several different, workable approaches. The information she gives you is applicable for district use as well as for individual schools or departments. Designed for school leaders, curriculum developers, and curriculum supervisors, this book brings integrated curriculum into sharp focus and helps educators find a curriculum model that can work for their school's particular needs.