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ERIC Number: ED443553
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May
Pages: 57
Abstractor: N/A
Improving Kindergarten Students' Transfer Skills through the Use of Thematic Units and an Integrated Curriculum.
Colombo, Marianne; Sadowski, Lynne; Walsh, Angela
This action research project investigated the use of various methods of teaching as a means of developing an integrated curriculum to address the lack of transfer skills among kindergarten students. Evidence of the problem included the deficiency of skills demonstrated on academic assessments, teacher observations, and anecdotal records. Analysis indicated an isolated curriculum focusing on the quantity of skills taught rather than the quality of methods used to promote transfer, an absence of active learning, and segregated subjects. Interventions included use of thematic units, learning centers, cooperative learning, and active participation in the classroom. The results of the project were favorable. Use of learning centers and an integrated curriculum demonstrated that relevant application of skills presented in an active learning environment led to meaningful discovery and student success. (Five appendices include student survey forms and learning center activities. Contains 33 references.) (EV)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A