ERIC Number: ED450440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
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Stirring the Head, Heart, and Soul: Redefining Curriculum and Instruction. Second Edition.
Erickson, H. Lynn
This work reviews curricular designs, providing educators a practical structure for making curricular decisions. Chapter 1, "Making Change in a Changing World," argues that an appreciation of the role of pressure groups and partnerships is essential to a quality education plan. Chapter 2, "Concept-Based Curriculum," explores the history of the concept-based curriculum, and offers numerous evaluative tools. Chapter 3, "State Academic Standards and Local Curriculum Frameworks," explains the importance of adopting a tripartite model of curriculum design. Chapter 4, "Designing Interdisciplinary, Integrated Curricula," presents a detailed model for content integration. Chapter 5, "Concept-Based Units: Samples and Questions," provides diagrams, guiding questions, and a review of relevant models. Chapter 6, "Assessing and Reporting Student Progress," reviews the form and function of alternative assessment tools. Chapter 7, "Concept-Based Instruction," suggests instructional strategies and activities relating to concepts, principles, and transferable ideas. Chapter 8, "Stirring the Head, Heart, and Soul: Creating a Love of Learning," stresses the importance of teacher-student engagement. (Contains a glossary, 56 references, and a 10-page index.) (TEJ)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Concept Formation, Concept Mapping, Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation, Fundamental Concepts, Instructional Development, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Political Influences, School Community Relationship, Social Influences
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