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Stirring the Head, Heart, and Soul : Redefining Curriculum, Instruction, and Concept-Based Learning - H. Lynn Erickson

Stirring the Head, Heart, and Soul

Redefining Curriculum, Instruction, and Concept-Based Learning

By: H. Lynn Erickson (Editor)

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Help students analyze and synthesize information for a deeper understanding of big ideas!

This third edition of the classic bestseller on curriculum design provides practical structures, planning tools, and specific classroom examples of effective teaching strategies. The author focuses on the need for curriculum that takes students to a level of understanding where knowledge transfers readily to new situations and thinking becomes integrated. Updated throughout, the book’s wide-ranging topics include: 

  • Aligning local curriculum with state and national content standards 
  • Using brain-based teaching methods 
  • Developing higher-order thinking skills 
  • Assessing and reporting student progress 
  • Creating a lifelong love of learning in students

"The essence of good teaching is in this book. It's a potent reminder of what it means when teachers teach whole human beings-their minds, hearts, and souls. Erickson helps us recall what all great teachers know: quality teaching is about building young lives." -- Carol Ann Tomlinson, Professor, University of Virginia
"Erickson sets the standard for concept-based curriculum. Her work offers a theoretically rich and eminently practical approach for constructing curriculum around rich, transferable concepts. The third edition extends this seminal work for the benefit of educators and their students." -- Jay McTighe, Educational Consultant, McTighe and Associates
"Shows us the value of teaching to transferable ideas, and emphasizes deep understanding versus shallow coverage of material. Erickson guides educators in designing a high-quality curriculum organized around the essential concepts and ideas of each discipline. This book a must-read for preservice and inservice teachers and administrators at all levels." -- Lois Lanning, Assistant Superintendent
"Erickson's work is a gift for teachers striving to prepare students for the exciting challenges of the twenty-first century. The concepts of teaching for global citizenship in today's world come alive with Erickson's clear, practical, and inspiring guidance." -- Irene Davy, Director

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Making Change in a Changing World
The State of Educational Change
Pressure Groups
Sharing the Job of Quality Education
A National Model for Concept-Based Curricula
Making Change the Systems Way
Overcoming Obstacles: Over, Under, Through, and Around
Summary
Extending Thought
Concept-Based Curriculum
Traditional Curriculum
Concept-Based Curriculum
Historical Perspective: Hilda Taba
Conceptual Organizers
Generalizations
Summary
Extending Thought
State Academic Standards and Local Curriculum Frameworks
State Standards
The Tripartite Model of Curriculum Design
Scope and Sequence Charts for Processes and Skills
Summary
Extending Thought
Designing Interdisciplinary, Integrated Curricula
Defining Interdisciplinary, Integrated Curricula
The Integrated, Intradisciplinary Curriculum Model
Designing Concept-Based Teaching Units
Unit Design Steps: Questions and Answers
Lesson-Planning Pages
Summary
Extending Thought
Concept-Based Units: Samples and Questions
From Coordinated to Integrated Units
Multiage Classrooms and Concept-Based Curriculum
Questions and Answers: Elementary Schools
Questions and Answers: Secondary Schools
The International Baccalaureate Programme
Career and Technical Education Programs
Summary
Extending Thought
Assessing and Reporting Student Progress
A Brief Review: Form and Function
The Implications of Process Assessment
Reporting Process Development
Assessing Critical Thinking Developmentally
Standards for Thinking
Scoring Guides for Performance Tasks
Questions and Answers
Summary
Extending Thought
Concept-Based Instruction
Instructional Strategies
Learning Experiences
Adapting Activities
Teacher Reflections on Concept-Based Instruction
Summary
Extending Thought
Stirring the Head, Heart, and Soul: Creating a Love of Learning
Stirring the Head
Stirring the Heart and Soul
Loving to Learn
Summary
Alternative Unit Formats
Key Concepts in Different Disciplines
What Work Requires of Schools
Sample Unit Planner
Glossary
References
Index
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ISBN: 9781412925228
ISBN-10: 1412925223
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 280
Published: 14th December 2007
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.3 x 17.4  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.58
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: Revised