ERIC Number: ED097239
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Social Sciences and the Sixth Form--An Approach Through Integration. Schools Council Pamphlet No. 11.
Schools Council, London (England).
The task of a conference on social science education in the sixth form was to explore the problems and possibilities of establishing an integrated social science course. Conference papers and discussion deal with the nature of the social science disciplines and the meaning of their integration; the principles--knowledge, skills, problems, concepts, and methods--on which integration would be based; and the problems of implementation. An introductory paper presents "The Case for Integration." The nature and logic of integration are discussed in case studies from a secondary school, university, and college for further education. Implications of curriculum change for the education of intended teachers and in the instance of an integrated curricula at one college are discussed. Recommendations from discussion groups are summarized and put into the perspective of three considerations: (1) inquiry at the senior level is a new method of instruction, one usually reserved for primary school; (2) little is known about how to teach the elusive and explosive content of the social sciences; and (3) affective learning on such topics requires careful handling. (JH)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Comparative Education, Conference Reports, Course Organization, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Induction, Inquiry, Integrated Curriculum, Intellectual Disciplines, Interdisciplinary Approach, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Teaching Methods, Testing
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Schools Council, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain)