ERIC Number: ED355660
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Planning Integrated Curriculum: The Call to Adventure.
Drake, Susan M.
Curriculum integration often faces criticisms by educators as being unnecessary or a passing fad. But for education to keep up with the changing world and combat current problems, curriculum integration must be used. As the world becomes more complex and researchers find out more about learning, it is evident that forming connections between curriculum is important. To develop integrated curriculum, educators must decide to begin the process, leave behind traditional curriculum planning, struggle, find reward, and share experiences. Overcoming resistance, planning, and identifying interested parties are important steps in curriculum integration. These steps are followed by deciding what form the integration should take, and how, where, and over how much time it should be done. Three frameworks are used to create integrated curriculum: multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary. Teaching strategies used in curriculum integration include themes, projects, problem-based learning, science, and student as researcher. Chapters include: "Exploring the Process,""The Call to Adventure,""Leaving the Past Behind,""The Struggle to Change,""Three Frameworks,""New Beginnings,""Returning to the World," and "Hearing the Next Call." (Contains 39 references.) (JPT)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Integrated Curriculum, Interdisciplinary Approach
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 North Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1453 (Stock No. 611-93025; $8.95).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Canada