ERIC Number: ED394948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Learning through Real-World Problem Solving: The Power of Integrative Teaching.
Nagel, Nancy G.
This book is based on the idea that curriculum development projects focused on integrated or interdisciplinary teaching within the context of real-world problem solving creates dynamics and meaningful learning experiences for students. The real-world, problem-solving units presented in this book were created by four intern teachers, their mentor teachers, and their students. The interns were enrolled in a 14-month graduate teacher education program--the Lewis and Clark College/Oregon Museum of Science and Industry Elementary Intern Program--in Portland (Oregon). Chapter 1 introduces the topic and presents models of integrated curriculum and real-world problem solving. Chapter 2 discusses implementing an integrative teaching and learning model. Chapter 3 presents and describes four case studies of integrative teaching and learning units, with lesson plans and resource lists. The projects focused on choices in land use, shoes, the coexistence of salmon and humans, and truth in advertising. Chapter 4 looks at assessing integrative learning, including assessment formats, assessment samples from integrative teaching and learning units, and self-assessment. Chapter 5 reviews what has been learned in integrative teaching situations. Chapter 6 provides suggestions for implementation based on the four interns' experiences. Chapter 7 makes suggestions for future implementation. (Contains 48 references.) (ND)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, Higher Education, Integrated Activities, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Strategies, Lesson Plans, Masters Programs, Problem Solving, Program Evaluation, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Interns, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
Corwin Press, Inc., 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320-2218 (clothbound: ISBN-0-8039-6359-9; paperback: ISBN-0-8039-6360-2).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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