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ERIC Number: ED135720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Interdisciplinary Teaching in the Human Sciences at the Senior Level of the 9-Year Comprehensive School in Sweden. Educational and Psychological Interactions, No. 56.
This report, prepared for a conference organized by the Council of Europe, focuses on the interdisciplinary approach to the teaching of social sciences. It describes the situation of the social subjects and religion in grades 7-9 in Sweden's nine-year comprehensive school, according to the central curriculum of 1969. The social subjects are history, geography, and civics, and religion which includes philosophy. Instructional goals are to help students become more motivated, independent, and cooperative. A major objective is to create a meaningful school situation characterized by team teaching, flexible scheduling, flexible grouping, and integration of subjects. Results of a survey conducted by the National Board of Education show that about one-fourth of the teaching of social subjects has been interdisciplinary. The greatest problem related to interdisciplinary teaching by teachers who are trained for subject teaching only is the need for careful long-term planning. Teachers find their teaching plans conflicting with the need for teaching current events and topics of student interest. National educational goals are defined as changing teacher training and developing good teaching models for the interdisciplinary approach. An example of a teaching plan for grade 7 is contained in the appendices. (ND)
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, Educational Change, Educational Planning, Educational Problems, Interdisciplinary Approach, Religion, Secondary Education, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Teacher Education, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models, Team Teaching
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: School of Education, Malmo (Sweden). Dept. of Educational and Psychological Research.
Identifiers - Location: Sweden