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Transforming the Curriculum : Thinking Outside the Box - Susan L. Schramm

Transforming the Curriculum

Thinking Outside the Box

Paperback Published: 28th January 2002
ISBN: 9780810841772
Number Of Pages: 88

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Do you want to cultivate independent learners through an integrated curriculum? Schramm uncovers the theories behind the design of an integrated curriculum and provides a practical framework for implementation. After discussing the necessity of staff development strategies, appropriate text sources, alternative assessment strategies, leadership, and organizational strategies, she provides classroom-tested sample curriculums and discusses various successful teaching strategies.

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A nice blend of theory and practical suggestions...Teachers and administrators who are interested in exploring integrated instruction will find the specific strategies offered useful in planning their own units.--American Secondary Education

Prefacep. vii
A Sense of Connectednessp. 1
Reaching Beyond the Boundaries
Equipping Students for an Unknown Future
The World of Work
Epistemological Questions
Historical Perspectives
The Art of Interdisciplinary Teaching in the Twenty-first Centuryp. 19
Sources Available for Integrating Curriculum
Necessary Leadership
Staff Development Strategies
Organizational Forms
Strategies for Organizing People
Alternative Assessment Strategies
Art-Infused Core Curriculump. 31
Shifting Role of Art Education
Rationale for Integrating the Curriculum
Rationale for Integrating Mathematics and Science with the Arts
Maintaining the Integrity of the Arts
Evolution of a Balanced Inquiry Model of Integrated Secondary Curriculum vis-a-vis the Genetic Robotics Unitp. 41
My Early Experiences Integrating Art and Math
Evolution of the Balance Inquiry Model
Applications of Science and Art Outside the Classroom
Future Implementation of Genetic Robotics
Student Portfolios
The Science in "Genetic Robotics"
The Art in "Genetic Robotics"
Two Selected Integrated Activities for Secondary Studentsp. 51
Pop-up Greeting Cards Inquiry
Genetic Robotics Inquiry
Where Do We Go from Here?p. 83
Referencesp. 85
About the Authorp. 90
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ISBN: 9780810841772
ISBN-10: 0810841770
Series: Historical Dictionaries of International Organizations
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 88
Published: 28th January 2002
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.76 x 16.31  x 0.71
Weight (kg): 0.18